Lawyer Profile

Karen Abraham - Partner - Shearn Delamore & Co

Tel: +603 2027 2893
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.shearndelamore.com/
Address: 7th Floor, Wisma
Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia, Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media & Technology

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Practice Areas

 

  • Intellectual Property (Head)
  • Technology & Communications (Head)
  • Personal Data Protection & Privacy Laws
     

Languages

 

  • English,
  • Malay

 

PRACTICE

 

Karen has broad experience in contentious IP work, IP litigation, enforcement and licensing programmes, anti-counterfeiting, exploitation of IP rights, competition law and broadcasting. She frequently appears in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Federal Court representing local and global companies. She negotiates and advises on the exploitation and enforcement of IP rights for leading multinational companies around the world. Karen has also designed and crafted anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programmes as well as brand management schemes from small to leading local and global companies. She further provides legal counsel on all allied IP rights relating to matters such as food and drugs, domain name disputes, licensing, agency franchising, merchandising, commercial sales contracts, sponsorship, advertising and entertainment, and media broadcasting laws. Karen is also experienced in all aspects of Information Technology (IT), e-commerce, and telecommunications related matters and cyberlaws.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • LL.B (Hons), University of Adelaide, South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, South Australia Institute of Technology
  • Barrister & Solicitor, South Australia Supreme Court
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Industrial Design and Trademark Agent
  • Accredited Mediator of the Malaysian Mediation Centre

 

ADMISSIONS

 

South Australia (1988)
Malaysia (1989)

 

POSITIONS HELD

 

  • Co Chair of the Emerging IP Rights committee of the Asian Patents Attorneys Association Of Malaysia (APAA)
  • INTA Asia-Pacific Moot Competition Project Team (INTA)
  • INTA Asia Pacific Global Advisory Council Member (GAC)
  • ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (ASEAN IPA), Council Member
  • Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panelist of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  • Panel of Accredited Mediators
  • International Trademark Association Panel of Neutrals (INTA)
  • Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (IBA)
  • Technology Law Committee (IBA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Far East Committee Member
  • Past Assistant Secretary General of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Past Board Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Past President of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Malaysian Bar
  • South Australia Bar
  • Associate Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Intellectual Property Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Trade Mark Association’s (INTA)
  • Malaysian International Property Association (MIPA)
  • Malaysian Mediation Centre Member
  • Asian Patent Association Attorneys (APAA)
  • Licensing Society of Malaysia (LES)
  • LAWASIA, the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS)

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Chambers Global Practice Guide 2019 Malaysia Pharmaceutical Advertising: Q&A [co-author]
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2019 – Global Legal Group, 2019 [co-author]
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks 2018 – Global Legal Group, 2018 [co-author]
  • AIPPI Law Series: Genuine Use of Trademarks – Wolters Kluwer, 2018
  • Sweet & Maxwell: Domain Name Dispute Resolution, 2018 [co-author]
  • Managing IP: Monetising IP assets – Malaysia, 2018
  • Managing IP: ASEAN Proposes Pan-ASEAN Trademark System, 2018 [co-author]
  • Managing IP: Asia-Pacific IP Focus, 2018 [co-author]
  • INTA ASEAN: IP and the latest developments, 2017
  • Asia IP: GIs and the Road Ahead, 2017
  • International Patent Litigation: Malaysia Chapter – Bloomberg BBNA, 2017 [co-author]
  • Trademark Litigation Handbook – Thomson Reuters, 2017 and 2013 [co-author]
  • World Trademark Review: Anti-Counterfeiting Guide, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010
  • Arbitration in Malaysia: A Practical Guide – KLRCA, 2016
  • World IP Review – Newton Media Limited, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 [co-author]
  • Managing IP: APAC IP Focus, 2015
  • Center for International Legal Studies: World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, 2015
  • Thomson Reuters: Copyright Litigation, 2015 and 2010
  • The European Lawyer Reference: Copyright Litigation, 2015 and 2010
  • The European Lawyer Reference: Trademark Litigation, 2013
  • Acquisition International: Intellectual Property through M&A, 2012
  • Managing IP: Managing IP in the Credit Crunch, 2009
  • Managing IP: Top of the to-do List, 2008
  • Asian Counsel: Employment Special Report, 2007
  • Asian Counsel: Changing the laws by which we work, 2007
  • Managing IP: Zero tolerance for infringement, 2007
  • AIPPI Newsletter: Landlord liability in Intellectual Property, 2006
  • Managing IP: Malaysia’s IP Shopping List, 2006
  • Managing IP: Brand Management Focus, 2005
  • Managing IP: Legislative changes boost IP enforcement, 2004
  • Asian IP: Price fixing – The next frontier in combating piracy, 2003

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

  • The Legal 500 (2020) – highlighted in the Hall of Fame
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2010 – 2020) – “Leading Individual” in Intellectual Property
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2020 and 2021) – “Elite Practitioner” in Intellectual Property
  • Asialaw Leading Lawyers (2017 – 2019) – “Market Leading Lawyer” in Intellectual Property
  • Asia Business Law Journal (2020) – A-List Women Lawyer
  • Asia Business Law Journal (2019 and 2020) – one of Malaysia’s A-List of top 100 lawyers
  • Asia IP Experts (2020) – Best 50 “IP Expert” in Malaysia
  • Asialaw Client Service Excellence (2020) – Outstanding Lawyer
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2020) – “Band 1” lawyer Intellectual Property in Malaysia
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific (2010 – 2020) – “Leaders in their Field” in Intellectual Property
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2016 – 2020) – Top 250 Women in IP
  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars (2018 – 2020) – Trademark Star
  • Expert Guides (2020) – “Leading Practitioner” in Trademarks
  • Expert Guides (2018 and 2019) – “Leading Practitioner” in Trademarks and Women in Business Law
  • Who’s Who Legal (2020) – “Global Leader” in Patents
  • Who’s Who Legal (2019) – “Global Leader” in Patents & Trademarks
  • Who’s Who Legal (2013 – 2019) – “Expert” in Patents & Trademarks
  • World IP Review (2019) – one of the 80 Influential Women in IP
  • World Trademark Review (2016 – 2020) – “Gold Tier” in Enforcement and Litigation
  • World Trademark Review (2019) – WTR Global Leaders 2019: Private Practice/li>
  • Acquisition International (2019) – Leading Women in IP Spotlight
  • Corporate Live Wire Global Awards (2019) – IP Lawyer of the Year
  • Highlighted in the 9th edition of the Malaysia Book of Records as the first Malaysian to be appointed on the Board of the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) and first Malaysian Woman appointed on International Trademark Association Board of Directors (INTA)