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 :
Please note that there is a newly minted Advocates (Website) Rules 2013 governing how Advocates can promote themselves by using websites. 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. To avoid confusion, reference to Bar Council of Malaysia actually means those having the rights to practise in Malaya (West Malaysia). There is now a self-regulatory body in Sabah named Sabah Law Society which issues an "annual" certificate and members have to use this to apply for practising certificates issued by the High Court starting from 2017. Sabah Law Society charges an very hefty annual fee more than my NSW Law Society registration fee. 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 (fused profession). 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;".