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BurgieLaw raises seed funding to make legal access affordable to all

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Malaysia based legal tech startup BurgieLaw.com today announced it raised a USD200,000.00 seed round of funding led by TinkBig Venture.

The legal tech start up is one of the few active ones in South East Asia alongside other legal tech like Asia Law Network in Singapore and Dragon Law in Hong Kong.

BurgieLaw aims to work closely with other legal tech companies in the neighboring regions and aims to use the funds for marketing purposes and introduce more tech based services to the legal industry and to the customers at large with the primary objective to make legal services more affordable and accessible.

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JMBs & MCs Part 7: Exercise your statutory rights accorded to you in an AGM or EGM

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Every time when a general meeting approaches, I see many of the JMB / MC struggles. They are not too sure what are the documents to prepare, the time and method to circulate the notice of meeting, and what to include in the agenda.

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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

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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?

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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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Fireside Chat: Company Structuring And Investment Deals

Fireside chat brought to you by BurgieLaw & BEAM

BurgieLaw & BEAM: fireside chat - company structuring and investment deals

Last night, BurgieLaw and BEAM brought 80 entrepreneurs and corporate members together in a special fireside chat with three expert panelists representing different industries at The Co., Bangsar.

  • Rickson Khaw, Teak Capital, Investment Manager
  • Lim Jo Yan, MahWengKwai & Associates, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Practice group
  • K. Seong Ang, Helpr, co-founder of the chat based personal concierge startup

Check out the video at the end of the post.

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Mediation & Mediators

An Alternative To Going To Court

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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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JMBs & MCs Part 6 : AGM/EGM Statutory Rights

Exercise Your Statutory Rights Accorded To You In An AGM Or EGM

JMBs&MCs: Statutory Righs In AGMs/EGMS

Every time a general meeting approaches, I see many Joint Management Bodies (JMBs)/Management Corporations (MCs) struggle. They are unsure of what documents to prepare, the time and method to circulate the notice of meeting, and what to include in the agenda.

Issues like that get more serious in self-managed buildings because they simply don’t know the laws that revolve around the general meeting of a JMB/MC.

Fortunately, the new Strata Management Act 2013 (SMA) gives some sort of guidance with the intention of assisting strata proprietors when it comes to calling a general meeting, whether it is an annual (AGM) or extraordinary general meeting (EGM).

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