Partner, Intellectual Property Division

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Kuek Pei Yee joined the Intellectual Property Division of Skrine as an associate in 2000. She was made a Partner in 2009. She is also a registered Patent Agent, Trade Mark Agent and Industrial Designs Agent in Malaysia.

Pei Yee’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and enforcement. She has been involved in disputes involving patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information.

Her experience in Intellectual Property also extends to general advisory and registration prosecution of trade marks, patents and industrial designs; general advisory in respect of copyright works; franchising and licensing; and intellectual property due diligence.

Her portfolio of clients includes multi-national and foreign corporations, domestic businesses and enterprises, as well as individuals.

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Areas of Practice

Copyright Advisory, Copyright Disputes, Designs Advisory, Designs Disputes, Franchising & Licensing, Patents Advisory, Patents Disputes, Trademarks Advisory, Trademarks Disputes, Trade Descriptions, Trade Secrets/Confidential Information, Technology Transfer

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association
  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Malaysia – Intellectual Property Committee


  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • LLB (Hons), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • B. Commerce, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Patent Agent
  • Trade Mark Agent
  • Industrial Designs Agent


  • Appearing in the High Court of Malaya for interlocutory hearings and trials in cases involving trade mark, patent and copyright infringement, passing off, breach of confidentiality and breach of contract.
  • Represented a local roller shutter manufacturer against a competitor manufacturing company in a claim involving infringement of a product patent;
  • Represented a local manufacturer of spherical sterilizer for oil palm fruits against patentee of an apparatus and method patent for sterilizing oil palm fruits in an action seeking an invalidation of the patent and declaration of non-infringement;
  • Represented a foreign manufacturer of skincare products against a local manufacturer in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off;
  • Represented a foreign automobile manufacturer against local companies in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off;
  • Represented franchisor of an international chain of franchised restaurants against local businesses selling merchandise bearing the franchisor’s trade marks in a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off;
  • Represented a foreign manufacturer of semiconductor devices testing machines and equipment against employees and former employees for copyright infringement, breach of confidential information and breach of fiduciary duties, obtained and executed an ex-parte Anton Piller and interlocutory injunction order;
  • Represented a foreign service provider of on-line payment portals and solutions against employees for breach of information technology security measures, breach of confidential information and breach of fiduciary duties, obtained and executed an ex-parte Anton Piller and interlocutory injunction order;
  • Represented a number of UK registered Design holders in a class action and obtained a declaration in respect of the extension of the validity of their registered designs for a 25 year period;
  • Represented a local motorcycle manufacturer in depending a suit in industrial design infringement brought by a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer;
  • Represented a global medical devices manufacturer against a Japanese company in a claim for patent infringement;
  • General advisory work on trademarks, copyright, design, patent and trade secrets/confidential information.
  • Advising on and drafting of contracts in intellectual property related areas eg. licensing, franchising, distributorships and contract manufacturing.
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts relating to the exploitation of intellectual property rights eg. supply of products and services, non-disclosure, confidentiality, transfer of technology, research and development.
  • Conducting corporate due diligence exercises, dealing specifically with issues concerning the creation, ownership and transfer of intellectual property rights that are part and parcel of corporate exercises.
  • Advising on labelling requirements for certain products imported into and/or sold in Malaysia.
  • Advising on the operation of the Common Gaming Houses Act 1950, Consumer Protection Act 1999, Trade Descriptions Act 1972 and 2011.
  • Advising on the guidelines relating to advertisements, promotions and contests.
  • Attending to raids conducted by the Enforcement Division, Ministry of Domestic Trade based on complaints of false trade descriptions.


Authored/Co-authored the following articles/chapters:

  • Co-author of the article “Recent Legislative Developments in Intellectual Property in Malaysia”, IP Profiles published by Euromoney Publications (Jersey) Limited (2000).
  • Co-author of the chapter “E-Commerce and Telecommunications in Malaysia”, in The New Project Finance for Asia: Emerging Opportunities, Emerging Solutions published by Euromoney Publications (Jersey) Limited (2000).
  • Co-author of the article “An IP Strategy for Malaysia”, Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value: An international Guide for the Boardroom 2003 published by Globe White Page (2002).
  • Co-author of chapter “IP Strategy: A Malaysian Perspective” in IP Client Strategies in Asia published by Aspatore Books (2010).
  • Author of articles in Skrine’s newsletter, Legal Insights – “And the Winner is …” (2004), “A Throw of Dice: Determining the Life of a Design” (2006) and “Budding Inventors Be(A)ware!!!” (2009).



Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018


We are pleased to announce that our firm is recognised as a Top Tier Firm in the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018. Some of our partners were also listed in the rankings.


Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018


We are pleased to announce that Skrine has once again been named Malaysia Law Firm of the Year. The award was conferred at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018 on 8th May 2018 in London, United Kingdom.


Asian Legal Business Malaysia Law Awards 2018


Skrine has been ranked as Arbitration Law Firm of the Year and Maritime Law Firm of the Year.


The Chambers Asia Pacific 2018 Rankings

Skrine has been ranked as Leading Firm for Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Projects, Infrastructure & Energy.



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