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Intellectual Property

All areas of IP with a focus on Patents and Technology; IP litigation; Corporate IP and Licensing; Life Sciences; Anti-Competition.

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• B.Sc Monash University, Australia
• LL.B Monash University, Australia
• Admitted as Barrister & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia
• Advocate & Solicitor, Malaya
• Patent Agent
• Trade Mark Agent
• Industrial Design

Admission to the Bar

• Victoria, Australia (1990)
• Malaya (1991)

Professional Memberships

• Member of the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
• Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
• Member of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia
• Member of the Licensing Executives Society International's Life Sciences Committee
• Member of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association
• Member of the International Bar Association
• Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
• Member of the International Technology Law Association (iTechLaw)

Awards and Recognition

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2010 - "Quiet but very effective," Timothy Siaw specialises in patent litigation.

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2011 - "Win praise for his rich expertise, which allows him to tackle highly complex and unprecedented matters."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 - "Is an expert in a wide range of IP matters including patents, trade marks, copyright, technology transfer, licensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer protection, and food, drug and tobacco regulations." 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 - "Timothy Siaw has a broad practice with particular emphasis on patents and technology, corporate IP matters, licensing and life sciences. He also handles anti-competition work."

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 -  He impresses clients, who note that "he's very intelligent, can give you full appraisal of the situation, knows what he's doing and is very good at what he does " 

• Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 - "A client describes Timothy Siaw as "very responsive" and "very knowledgeable about trade mark law in Malaysia." A highly experienced lawyer, he is also active on patent prosecution and related disputes.." 

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 – Timothy Siaw is “very skilled and provide a personalised service”.

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015 - "Timothy Siaw has been acting for the Technopreneurs Association of Malaysia in opposing Apple Inc’s registration of the STARTUP trade mark."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - "Timothy Siaw successfully acted for George Kent and Elster Metering in a water meter copyrights claim in the Federal Court."

• The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017 - a "Recommended Lawyer" in Intellectual Property and TMT practice. 

• IAM for World’s Leading Life Sciences Patent Litigators 

• Asialaw’s Leading Lawyer in Asia for Intellectual Property

• Client Choice Award 2014 for Intellectual Property: Patents  

• Who’s Who Legal: Patents 

• Who's Who Legal: Trade Marks 

• Euromoney’s Trade Mark Expert Guide 

• IAM 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

• Managing Intellectual Property: IP Star


• Atkin’s Court Forms Malaysia for Patents, Trade Marks, Copyright and Industrial Designs
• LexisNexis Annotations to the Statutes of Malaysia: Trade Marks Act 1976, Trade Descriptions Act 2011, Patents Act 1983, Copyright Act 1987 and Industrial Designs Act 1996
• Patent Litigation: The European Lawyer Reference 2012
• MLJ Patents Handbook, a LexisNexis publication
• MLJ Industrial Designs Handbook, a LexisNexis Publication
• Doing Business in Asia, Malaysia chapter, a Thomson Reuters publication


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