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Corporate Law
Copyright Law in Malaysia
Copyright Law in Malaysia
Copyright law is a subset of intellectual property law that protects authors’ rights to their work. The rationale of copyright law is two folds; to spur innovation in the arts and sciences for the greater good of society and to secure a fair and reasonable return for creators of works to ensure their continued creativity. Books, songs, paintings, sculptures, films, computer programmes, databases, advertisements, maps and even technical drawings all...
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Corporate Law
Preventing a Winding-up with Fortuna Injunctions
Preventing a Winding-up with Fortuna Injunctions
A creditor can apply to the court to have a company liquidated under the Companies Act 2016 (“the Act”) if the debt is unpaid when it is due. A creditor who intends to wind up a company must first serve a statutory notice under Section 466 of the Act (“S.466 Notice”) to demand the sum due before filing a winding-up petition. After receiving the S.466 Notice, the debtor company has...
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Corporate Law
Registration of Trademarks in Malaysia
Registration of Trademarks in Malaysia
Registration of trademarks in Malaysia is regulated by the Trademarks Act 2019 (“TA 2019). TA 2019 statutorily defined trademarks as any sign that is represented graphically or distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings. To register a Malaysian trademark, an applicant can apply via the official portal of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). According to the MyIPO portal, 45 distinct classifications of goods...
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Personal Legal Procedures
Personal Tax Reliefs in Malaysia
Personal Tax Reliefs in Malaysia
Personal reliefs are given as deductions from the total income of an individual in arriving at their chargeable income. Personal reliefs are allowed only for taxpayers who are residents of Malaysia for the relevant year of assessment. In the case of non-resident individuals who are Malaysian citizens, a relief known as non-resident relief would be allowed if certain conditions are met.  Where total reliefs exceed total income, there would be...
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Corporate Law
10 Reasons to have a Shareholders Agreement
10 Reasons to have a Shareholders Agreement
A shareholders’ agreement is a binding contract between the shareholders of a company that governs the relationship between the shareholders, sets out how a corporation is controlled and lists out the rights and obligations of the company’s shareholders. In the long run, a shareholders agreement provides security and protection if relations between a company’s shareholders deteriorate. So here we list down ten reasons why your business needs a shareholder agreement:...
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Criminal Law
Domestic Violence against Women in Malaysia
Domestic Violence against Women in Malaysia
It is a sad but undeniable fact that home is not always a safe haven and that once loving relationships can turn violent. A recent statistical study by the World Health Organisation in 2013 found that more than one in three people are victims of sexual or physical violence. Domestic violence encompasses many forms of violence involving different parties, including partners, parents, children and the extended family. Domestic violence refers...
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