to Sabahlaw.com, a website to educate the public about the laws in Sabah, Malaysia.
Sabahlaw is sponsored by Chris Kwan, Barrister and Solicitor (High Court of Australia) and Registered Patent Agent (Malaysia – Number : PA/2009/0201) See his video on patenting in Malaysia below (approx 4 mins).
Inventor for US Patents 7493279, 7487126, 7461010, 7395234, 7376612, 7376612. For all your patenting needs in Malaysia or USA, contact me :
This website complies with Advocates (Practise and Etiquette) Rules 1988, clauses 45-50, in particular clause 46. "An advocate shall not do or cause or allow to be done anything with the primary motive of personal advertisement, or anything calculated to sugget that it is so motivated." Please note that Sabah and Sarawak come under the Jurisdiction of the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak (formerly known as Borneo) and therefore Advocates are not permitted to promote or self-advertise unlike those of our counterparts under the High Court of Malaya which is governed by a different Act. Despite the Internet having a presence in almost everyday lives in Malaysia since 95 and in keeping with tradition, the AG in Sabah is still considering allowing Advocates to have websites in the near future but no date has been given. To avoid confusion, reference to Bar Council of Malaysia actually means those having the rights to practise in Malaya (West Malaysia). There is no regulatory body in Sabah and all practising certificates are issued by the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak. There is a body of Avocates in Sabah who are members under the Sabah Law Association but this is a voluntary organisation and not all Advocates are members. You must check with the High Court of Sabah & Sarawak to ascertain the status of an Advocate in Sabah & Sarawak. To be able to practise in Malaysia as a whole means the Advocate has to be admitted in High Court of Sabah & Sarawak in the state of Sabah, High Court of Sabah & Sarawak in the state of Sarawak and the High Court of Malaya. Incidentally one can only be admitted as an Advocte in Sabah & Sarawak but as Advocate & Solicitor in Malaya. However, an Advocate in the State of Sabah or Sarawak can practise as a Barrister or Solicitor but it is common for both practices to be under the same firm even though this contravenes the convention in England (The Advocates Ordinance requires the Advocate to follow the practices in England as defined under Intrepretation 2(1)" “to practise in Sabah*” means to perform in Sabah—
(a) any of the functions which in England may be performed by a member of the Bar as such; or
(b) any of the functions which in England may be performed by a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Judicature as such;".