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Who is rushing to wind True Fitness up?

If you are interested to read from a legal stand point on the biggest closure of gym centers in Malaysia, Mr. Lee Shih, a dispute resolution lawyer at Skrine has written on 5 Key Legal Issues from the Closing Down of True Fitness Malaysia on his website at TheMalaysianLawyer.com.

Burgielaw just simply could not resist to put on their investigating cap and did some homework. The documents extracted below are information available in the public domain.

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How To File A Trademark In Malaysia

A Step-By-Step Guide To Trademark Application

How to file for a trademark in Malaysia

One of the most common types of IP is the trademark. It’s a powerful type of intellectual property that gives your company a public face. People use it to identify who you are and what you do. For example, the tagline “Finger Lickin’ Good is a classic and powerful slogan that immediately evokes recognition of KFC even in the absence of chicken and logo.

Trademark laws and applications may differ from country to country. In Malaysia, it looks like a few steps written down but in reality, it’s often a long and costly process that involves a lot of patience.

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Differentiating Intellectual Property In Malaysia

Intellectual Property & Their Differences

intellectual property and their difference

Unless you’ve lived on a remote deserted island from birth for your entire life, you’ve definitely encountered intellectual property (IP). The term is defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization as,

…creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.

The intention of intellectual property law is to protect the ideas, inventions etc. and the interests of their creators.

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Looking At The Hire Purchase Agreement

Hire Purchase Agreement: An Overview

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At some point in your life you’ve likely entered a Hire Purchase Agreement. In non-legal terms, it’s better explained as a type of payment system that’s similar to an Instalment Purchase system. It allows you to “hire” goods until the full price has been paid – that’s when it’s considered a “purchase”. In Malaysia, the laws and regulations pertaining to this type of system are covered

How does it work?

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How To Write A Shareholders Agreement

What Makes A Good Shareholders Agreement?

shareholders agreement

Before officially forming a company, there are a hundred little things to do much less consider. If you’re going into business with others, a shareholders’ agreement is one of the more important documents from a legal perspective.

So, what is a shareholders agreement? How is it written? What goes in a good shareholders agreement?

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Mediation & Mediators

An Alternative To Going To Court

mediation and mediators

Mediation is a potentially underrated area of law. Instead of getting into litigation and going to court straight away, it’s a good way of resolving disputes at a lower cost. A person who practices mediation is called a mediator. Here, we have a separate body that oversees mediators in Malaysia – the Malaysian Mediation Centre (MMC).

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Assault With A Dead Chicken

An Unusual Weapon & A Look At Assault As A Crime In Malaysia

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FYI not actual chicken from the news reports – just a random clucker doing its thing. (That’s a pretty evil looking bird but then again, I’m a chicken around chickens. -ed)

Every morning as we head to the office, the staff at the lobby’s front desk always greets us with a copy of theSun. It’s nice to skim through daily news for legal issues to blog about as we endure lame music-less elevator rides up but it’s usually pretty uninteresting. Today however, the front page had a small headline about assault that caught our eye.

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The Essential Ingredients Of A Contract

A Basic Recipe For Contracts
(and a smelly wizard)

The Essential Ingredients Of A Contract

Today we’re going to get down and dirty with some basic law of contracts. Sure, sure, you’re not a lawyer but contracts are part of our daily lives to varying degrees. From that software update where you click ‘I Agree’ (be honest, do you actually read it? All of it?), to other more complicated contracts like shareholders, employment etc. etc. If you learn to recognise these elements, it’ll not only help your business, it can also help you avoid potential legal mistakes. Of course it’s always best to hire a lawyer but basic legal knowledge is always an advantage – forewarned is forearmed.

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What The Hell Is Identity Theft?

And Why You Should Be Wary Of It

Identity Theft Prevention

Identity theft cases are on the rise and many Malaysians are still unaware of its dangers. Identity theft is a type of crime where the thief uses your personal information such as NRIC details or credit card information to purchase merchandise, get credit and obtain services in your name. Essentially, identity thieves are imposters who pose as someone else for their own personal gain.

There are many types of identity theft but they can be primarily categorised under true name fraud, account takeover and criminal identity theft.

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Know Your Consumer Protection Rights In Malaysia!

Malaysian Consumer Rights & Consumer Protection

Consumer Rights and Consumer Protection

The Consumer Profile Research, conducted by the Domestic Trade, Cooperative & Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) last year, revealed that only 58% of Malaysian consumers were properly aware of their rights.

It’s important to be aware of your rights as a consumer so you know what you’re entitled to including refunds for faulty or dangerous goods.

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