Teo Bong Kwang

Partner

Bong Kwang is one of the firm’s founding partners and is a Registered Patent Agent, Registered Trade Mark Agent and Registered Industrial Agent in Malaysia. Over the years, Bong Kwang has served in amongst others the EXCO of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA), the Society of Alumni of Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship Malaysia (AOTS), the Licensing Executive Society Malaysia and the Legal Committee of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

Bong Kwang was also one of the members of a special committee set up by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) to review the Trade Marks Act, 1976. Bong Kwang presently heads the firm’s litigation and patent department. He has vast litigation experience and regularly advises on matters involving patent, trade mark, copyright, industrial design, trade secret, confidential information, technology, pharmaceutical and food laws.

Among the cases which Bong Kwang has acted for his clients include:

  • trade mark infringement and passing off involving well-known pharmaceutical trade marks;
  • patents infringement relating to inter alia, pharmaceutical products, machineries used in the palm oil industry and equipment for burn-in testing of light emitting diodes (LED);
  • invalidation and securing of a declaration of non-infringement of a civil engineering patent related to a method for constructing retaining walls and fly-overs;
  • breach of confidential information by a former employee in respect of information and communication technology (ICT).

He has been consistently rated since 1999 as one of the leading individuals in IP by amongst others, Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Who’s Who in Trade Mark, World Trademark Review 1000. Bong Kwang is the author of several books including “Trade Mark Law and Practice in Malaysia”, which has been cited with approval by the Malaysian High Courts; the Advisory Editor of “MLJ Trade Marks and Service Marks Handbook” and is one of the Malaysian correspondents for World Trademark Review.