Intellectual Property & Their Differences
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.
Hire Purchase Agreement: An Overview
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?
What Makes A Good 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?
Fireside chat brought to you by BurgieLaw & BEAM
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.
An Alternative To Going To Court
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).
An Unusual Weapon & A Look At Assault As A Crime In Malaysia
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.
Exercise Your Statutory Rights Accorded To You In An AGM Or EGM
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).
BurgieLaw: Cari Peguam & Pekhidmatan Guaman
Di BurgieLaw, kami mencipta pasaran guaman bagi memudahkan orang awam untuk membuat carian mengenai peguam dan perkhidmatan guaman yang disediakan dengan lebih mudah dan senang. Segala informasi hanya di hujung jari anda.
A Basic Recipe For Contracts
(and a smelly wizard)
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.
And Why You Should Be Wary Of It
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.