Emerging Markets Webinar: Wheels of Change - A Legal Perspective of the Automobile Industry in Malaysia

[On Demand Webinar - DL1065]

Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: No Charge
Duration: 75 minutes

Course Description:

This webinar  provides an overview of the Malaysian legal framework focusing on the developments in the automobile industry.  The speakers examine steps taken towards internationalizing the industry. The additional policies introduced to keep the Malaysian market competitive both domestically and internationally is also discussed as well as a brief overview of intellectual property protection applicable to the automobile industry with a focus on industrial design and trade mark protection for automobile parts. 

Additionally, the speakers provide a general overview of Malaysia’s Competition Act 2010 and how the competition rules would be likely to be applied in the context of the Malaysian automobile industry. This portion of the presentation will include European case study and examine any possible effects arising from the implementation of the TPPA on the automobile industry from a competition law perspective.

What You Will Learn:

  • intellectual property protection for the automobile industry focusing on industrial design and trade mark protection for automobile parts;
  • Malaysia’s Competition Act 2010 and its application in the Malaysian automobile industry;
  • internationalizing the automotive industry in Malaysia; and
  • policies to keep the Malaysian market competitive both domestically and internationally. 





Teh Hong Koon, Partner, Intellectual Property Division, Skrine (Lex Mundi member firm for Malaysia)

Teh Hong Koon was admitted as a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in Michaelmas 1997 and as an advocate-solicitor of the Malaysian Bar in 1998. She commenced her legal practice in Penang as a litigator. In 2000, she joined SKRINE’s Intellectual Property practice, specialising in IP litigation.

Currently, she specializes in the creation, acquisition, prosecution, exploitation  and management of national and multi-jurisdictional Intellectual Property portfolio especially trade mark portfolio; and the development and implementation of Intellectual Property strategies and policies. She serves clients across industries with focus on pharmaceutical and medical device industries, and frequently advises her clients with regards to regulatory compliance including compliance with labelling and packaging, shipment, marketing and advertising laws, regulations and guidelines.  

She was listed as leading expert in the 2015 Guide To the World’s Leading Women in Business Law under Trade Mark- Malaysia category.




Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu, Partner, Intellectual Property Division, Skrine (Lex Mundi member firm for Malaysia)

Hemalatha Parasa Ramulu obtained a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) Degree from the University of Malaya in 2000. She thereafter obtained an LLB Degree from the University of London in 2005 and earned her Certificate of Legal Practice (Malaysia) in 2006. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2007 and commenced practice as a general litigator. She was admitted as Partner at Skrine in January 2016.

Her practice includes a variety of areas of advisory and litigation with a focus on intellectual property law. She has represented a variety of clients ranging from small to medium scaled industries to multinational manufacturing as well as large corporate companies in Court for a variety of intellectual property matters including patent, copyright, industrial design, trade mark infringement, trade libel, malicious falsehood and so forth.

She is also an alumni of the SEAD chapter of the Federation International Des Conseils En Propriete Intellectuelle (FICPI) and a certified member of the Malaysian Mediators Centre and has written various articles including “What Maketh a Bottle? – F & N Dairies v Tropicana Inc and other appeals” published by Bloomberg BNA in the World Intellectual Property Reports 2014, an action she was involved in.




Karyn Khor, Associate, Corporate Division, Skrine (Lex Mundi member firm for Malaysia)

Karyn Khor began to read law at King’s College London in 2008. In her third year at King’s, she was selected as one of five students to participate in a one-year intensive program in international, comparative and transnational law at the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, encompassing students and faculty from 23 world-class law schools in a study on the transnationality of law in theory and in practice. She went on to graduate in 2012 with an LLB in Law and Transnational Legal Studies. Upon graduation, she continued to do her Masters in King’s College London, obtaining an LLM in Competition Law in 2013. 

Karyn was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014, following which she returned home to commence pupillage in Skrine. She was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2015. 

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