Esther is an IP Counsel and handles all aspects of IP relating to trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs and confidential information. Her clients include multinational corporations, publicly listed companies and SMEs from a wide range of industries including IT, communications, electrical and electronics, biotechnology, green technology, pharmaceutical, food and drink and retail.
Esther is experienced in devising and managing comprehensive IP filing and protection strategies, from advising on pre-emptive measures in registering and securing IP rights, to initiating criminal and civil action against IP infringers through to enforcement actions and/or litigation. She is also a registered patent, trademark and industrial design agent in Malaysia.
Esther also assists clients in maximizing the return on their IP investment by advising on licensing or franchising agreements relating to corporate acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic business activities.
Esther also provides talks and training seminars on IP to startups, business owners and corporate in-house counsels. She was a regular speaker/trainer at the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC). She is also a member of the International IP Commercialisation Council (IIPCC) Singapore Chapter, the International Trademark Association (INTA), Asian Patent Attorneyâ€™s Association (APAA), Licensing Executive Society (LES) of Malaysia and Singapore and the Malaysian IP Association (MIPA).