IP Prosecution (Patent, Trademark, Industrial Design, Copyright Services & Portfollio Management)

The ideas of humanity have always been an evolutionary process of action coupled with an inventive and creative ounce of thought. Society deems it as genius or innovation; you deem it as your “Intellectual Property”. Ingenuity, the need for expression and the desire to create great things have led to some of the most innovative discoveries of our time. Through the ages, civilisations and society has strove to protect it’s ideas and ideals, it’s thinkers and thoughts.

Today, PlaTCOM Ventures approaches businesses with the same dedication and diligence. PlaTCOM Ventures is a national’s IP commercialisation boutique that protects your IP needs in Malaysia by offering a wide spectrum of services covering Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Industrial Designs and Trade Secrets.

Our team of specialists ensures that through working with our panel of legal counsel and our close affiliations with associates, we are the first touch point for your organisation’s Intellectual Property.

We are driven by a passion to protect your ideas and your identity.


IP Practice Areas

With breadth and depth of expertise and experience in the Intellectual Property service industry, we are focused to nurture client relationships that have integrity and trust. PlaTCOM Ventures offers specialised local expertise in all areas of IP including the following services:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Industrial Designs
  • Trade Secrets/Know-How

We provide services for universities, public and private companies, and we are committed to delivering specialised and efficient services to you in all areas of Intellectual Property.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com


Patents

PlaTCOM’s team of experts provides comprehensive advisory services relating to patents and Utility Innovations (UI) from filing to portfolio management and strategies. The patent applications are prepared and prosecuted by our professionals whom are technically diverse and cover diverse range of sectors, such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, engineering, chemical processes, telecommunication, mechanical, business methods, and computer software. Our group of Patent Specialists works closely with inventors, companies and patent examiners of the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office (MyIPO).

Our services include:

  • Intensive prior art search
  • Original drafting of patent specifications
  • Filing and prosecuting patent and Utility Innovations (UI) applications
  • PCT filing
  • Renewing and restoring patents and UI
  • Advising on transfers of patents and UI or acquisition of patents and UI
  • Providing Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) opinions
  • Conducting patent portfolio reviews and management through our customised IP audit frameworks for universities and companies

We also provide counseling with regard to patent rights of others, both in the Malaysia and overseas.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com


Trademarks

Trademarks are the commercial identities of a business enterprise and are the foundations of franchise. Our Trademark Specialists are well versed with practice and deals in all aspects of trademark work, which includes:

  • Trademark search
  • Prosecution and opposition
  • Recordals & licensing
  • Renewals
  • Litigation advice
  • Conducting portfolio review and management

PlaTCOM Ventures excels in prompt filling, upon receipt of client’s instructions containing full details and filling particulars. We are well attuned to manage trademark portfolios of numerous national and international businesses of all types.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com


Copyright

PlaTCOM Ventures is actively involved in Copyright Protection in Malaysia. We provide the following services:

  • Consultation on copyright-related litigation
  • Copyright advice in relation to computer software and other copyrighted works protection

Our experts are experienced in the negotiation and drafting of all forms of copyright, publishing and distribution agreements, while our litigators and regularly involved in enforcing and defending rights, using both legal and administrative remedies as appropriate.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com


Industrial Design

We advise clients, particularly international retailing clients, in relation to both their proposed designs and third party rights. To maximise value, our professionals work closely with creators and designers to accurately capture and creatively protect their new designs.

Our team understands the often-complex interplay between Industrial Design Law, and other forms of Intellectual Property. This allows us to work with members of our other IP practice areas to provide comprehensive advice and to obtain cost-effective and timely protection for our clients’ products.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com

Trade Secrets


Trade secrets are confidential business information which provide the owner a competitive edge. It encompasses manufacturing or industrial secrets and commercial secrets. The subject matter of trade secrets generally include unpatented inventions, sales methods, distributions methods, consumer profiles, advertising strategies, list of suppliers and clients, recipes, formulations, procedures, formulae, drawings designs and manufacturing processes. While a what information constitutes a trade secret will depend on each individual case, unfair practices in respect of secret information include industrial or commercial espionage, breach of contract and breach of confidence.

There are two sets of agreements associated with the transfer of know-how agreement: (a) the disclosure and (b) the non-disclosure agreements, which are not separately parts of the principal know-how agreement. The initial need for 'disclosure' is due to the requirement of a licensee firm to know what is the specific, unique or general 'content' of the know-how that a licensor firm possesses which promises value to the licensee on entering into contract. Those who receive confidential information from the licensor (the owner of the trade secret), relating to the licensed know-how, so as to perform their tasks, undertake non-disclosure agreements.

Thus, the law of confidentiality protects trade secrets. To keep trade secrets protected, you must establish that the information is confidential, and ensure that the secrecy is maintained. We can help you commercialise your trade secrets via Know-How Transfer Agreements. We can provide advice in safeguarding your trade secrets and guiding you through the process. Please contact us to discuss further.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com


Legal Affairs

PlaTCOM Ventures is strongly backed by a team of specialised legal experts enabling us to provide our clients with comprehensive and holistic advice. As the national commercialisation platform, PlaTCOM Ventures are exceptionally well positioned to manage and coordinate our clients’ IP, corporate and commercial legal requirements.

Our objective is to complement our clients’ business plans and strategies. We take a proactive, sound and innovative corporate approach in providing corporate and commercial legal services and solutions to our clients.





Our Corporate and Commercial services:

We prepare, negotiate, review and advise on all kinds of corporate and commercial contracts such as:

  • Business formation
  • Registration and licensing matters
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shareholder, partnership agreements
  • Cross-border and international commercial transactions
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Technology License Agreements
  • Software Commercialisation Agreements
  • Option Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Sales and Distributions Agreements
  • Joint Venture and Strategic Alliances Agreement
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Collaboration Agreements
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA)

Our expertise lies in the complex skills of structuring and negotiation of agreements; especially in franchise, licensing and technology transfer agreement.

Structuring such agreements can be a complex process, which requires a broad view of the business’ objectives as well as the depth and breadth of experience and knowledge to achieve that vision.

An inventor may have a breakthrough technology available for licensing or an emerging entrepreneur may wish to scale out its successful operations into a franchise concept by offering unit franchises or the franchisor may expand into another city, province or country by offering area development rights or a master franchise.

In all cases, issues such as the type of agreement, form of organization employed, regulatory matters and of course of the impact of various laws are of primary importance.

Our team of legal experts has the experience and resources to carry out your plan in a timely and efficient manner.

For enquiries, please get in touch with us at info@platcomventures.com