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Melissa Long
Senior Associate, Intellectual Property Division
SKRINE 

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Tel: 603 - 2081 3999 ext 918
Fax: 603 - 2094 3211
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Overview

Melissa Long graduated from King's College London with a LLB (Hons) degree in 2009. She completed the Bar Vocational Course at City Law School and was subsequently called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in October 2010. She was admitted to practise as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 2013.

She has been with the firm since her pupillage and joined SKRINE's Intellectual Property Division after her admission to the Malaysian Bar. She is now a Senior Associate with Skrine’s Intellectual Property Division.

Further Details

Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property Litigation, General Litigation

Qualifications

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple, London
  • LLB (Hons) King’s College London

Experience

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

  • Advising on IP disputes including on trademark infringement, passing off, copyright infringement and domain name disputes.
  • Assisting in filing administrative Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) proceedings which successfully obtained the transfer of a disputed domain name for a non-governmental organization.
  • Assisting in litigating against various infringers of reputed direct selling company’s registered industrial designs.
  • Assisting in defending local importers, assemblers and distributors of motorcycles in copyright infringement claim relating to the design of a motorcycle.
  • Assisting in a patent related appeal to the Federal Court having obtained leave following the invalidation of a roller shutter patent by the Court of Appeal for lack of novelty and inventive step.
  • Assisting in applications to expunge and cancel registered trademarks.
  • Assisting in resisting appeal by a trademark applicant to the High Court from the decision of the Trade Mark Registrar in opposition proceedings.

IP Prosecution

  • Assisting in the prosecution of various trade mark registration applications, including defending such applications against 3rd party oppositions.
  • Assisting in various oppositions against applications for trademark registration.
  • Filing voluntary notification of copyright.

Advisory

  • General advisory work on trademarks, copyright, design, patent and trade secrets/confidential information.
  • Drafting and reviewing intellectual property related contracts e.g. licensing, assignments, and technology transfers.
  • General advisory work in relation to various industry-centric regulatory frameworks e.g. medical devices, gambling, advertising and product liability.

Publications

  • Fighting the Good Chocolate Fight – Chocosuisse Union v Maestro Swiss Chocolate Sdn Bhd”, SKRINE Legal Insights, December 2013
  • Co-authored “The Tale of Two Skrines – Skrine v Skrine & Ors”, SKRINE Legal Insights, December 2014

 
ACCOLADES & AWARDS

IFLR 1000 2019 Rankings

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IFLR 1000 2019 has ranked Skrine as a Tier 1 firm in four practice areas. In addition, eight of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.

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Asialaw Profiles 2019 Rankings

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Asialaw Profiles 2019 has ranked Skrine as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in seven industry and practice areas. In addition, 10 of our lawyers were listed among the leading lawyers.

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Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018

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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.

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