Month: December 2012

  • Can a franchise agreement be executed before the registration of the franchise in Malaysia?

    In a recent High Court case, the Court held that a licence agreement can qualify as a franchise agreement and a licensor cannot offer to sell or provide a franchise until his franchise is registered in Malaysia. Munafya Sdn Bhd v Profquaz Sdn Bhd The Defendant operates an Islamic education system or syllabus for preschool […]

  • BFM Podcast: Intellectual Property Rights and Social Media

    Foong Cheng Leong, a lawyer tells of the intellectual property laws governing social media and what businesses ought to look out for and not infringe. If a business outsources the management of its social media activities, who is responsible for infringements?   Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 […]

  • Malaysia Personal Data Protection Act to come into force Jan 1

    The Star Newspaper reported that the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010 will be in force on 1 January 2013. However, at the time of publication of this blogpost, the date of enforcement has not been gazetted in the Government Gazette. It’s alarming that the Deputy Minister has taken the view that consent to process […]

  • Date of Coming into Operation of the Franchise (Amendment) Act 2012

    The Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism has appointed 1 January 2013 as the date on which the Franchise (Amendment) Act 2012 comes into operation. For a write up on the changes to the Malaysian Franchise Act 1998, please see our article “Amendment to the Malaysian Franchise Act 1998”

  • Anonymity, is your time up?

    A. Asohan, my fellow comrade from the Stop 114A Committee, quoted me in his article in Digital News Asia regarding internet anonymity. I am an advocate of privacy rights and to me certainly would extend to online privacy. We now live in a world where enterprises are hungry for personal data to be exploited commercially. […]