Grace Teoh Wei Shan Partner

Contact
T +603 2081 3999 ext 915
E grace.teoh@skrine.com
 

Overview


Grace is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice, with a wide-ranging practice primarily focused on IP litigation and enforcement. She also has experience in advising brand owners on strategic approaches to infringement claims for expeditious resolutions and management of social media impact.
 
Grace has appeared as counsel in the High Court and appellate courts for interlocutory and interim applications and assisted senior counsel in various matters including disputes relating to pharmaceutical and telecommunications technology patents, highly-publicised defamation actions, arbitration awards, and commercial and sponsorship contracts.
 

Key Practice Areas

  • IP Litigation and Enforcement
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • IP Registration and Prosecution
  • Cybersecurity and Data Breach Response
  • Regulatory Compliance
 

  • Represented a biologic innovator in a patent infringement action against a biosimilar producer and obtained an order for interim injunction on an ex-parte basis.

  • Represented a technology company in asserting its patent rights against a provider of global telecommunication infrastructure, devices, and software and obtained an order for discovery against it.
     
  • Appeared as junior counsel in various patent actions involving pharmaceutical and telecommunications technology, including Winthrop Pharmaceuticals (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd v AstraZeneca UK Limited [2015] 2 MLRH 612, [2015] MLJU 2014.
  • Advised clients on strategic approaches as defendants in patent actions for pharmaceutical and bioequivalent products.
  • Advised international brand owners on strategic approaches against local businesses, which balanced the management of potential negative impact on social media and ‘trial by social media’.
  • Advised and acted as junior counsel for claimants on the negotiation and settlement of a copyright infringement claim involving a government agency.

  • Represented an ex-politician in the Court of Appeal for an urgent stay of proceedings pursuant to section 44 of the Courts of Judicature Act 1964.

  • Represented a company in the construction industry in the Court of Appeal for a striking out application, in Tansco Teamworks (M) Sdn Bhd lwn Tasik Pelangi Sdn Bhd dan lain-lain [2016] 1 LNS 1649.

  • Represented and advised defendants in various defamation actions, including a publication house, an ex-politician, and a manufacturer.

  • Junior counsel in the Federal Court, successfully opposing various applications for leave to appeal to the Federal Court.

  • Junior counsel in the Court of Appeal, successfully challenging the legitimacy of an order issued under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984: Islamic Renaissance Front Berhad v The Minister of Home Affairs [2020] 5 MLJ 399.

  • Junior counsel in the Court of Appeal, obtaining an order to set aside the decision of the High Court on the issue of no case to answer: Lembaga Penggalakan Pelancongan Malaysia v One Big Option Sdn Bhd [2018] 1 MLJ 465.

  • Junior counsel in the High Court, successfully opposing an application to recuse the High Court Judge: Pembinaan BLT Sdn Bhd v Debessa Development Sdn Bhd [2015] 9 MLJ 335.

  • Represented the concession holder of a telecommunications tower in an application for an injunction to restrain the continuation of arbitration proceedings on the basis that the claimant had abandoned or repudiated the arbitration agreement.

  • Junior counsel in various actions relating to challenges to arbitral awards pursuant to sections 37 and 42 of the Arbitration Act 2005, including Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd v Bungy Malaysia Sdn Bhd [2015] 8 MLJ 370, [2014] 1 LNS 636and Pembinaan BLT Sdn Bhd v Debessa Development Sdn Bhd [2015] 6 AMR 198 HC, [2015] 1 LNS 788.

  • Advised multinational corporations on strategies to protect patent rights, new plant variety breeder’s rights, copyright, trademark rights, and trade secrets as well as on data exclusivity and safe harbour provisions in Malaysia.

  • Advised multinational corporations on matters relating to disputes, including infringement of intellectual property rights and breach of licensing contracts.

  • Advised and drafted contracts in relation to intellectual property related areas.

  • Appearing before the Registrar of Trade Marks in trademark opposition proceedings.

  • Advised organisations in highly-regulated industries, including organisations regulated by the Central Bank of Malaysia and Securities Commission, on data breach incident response, including notification to regulators, requirements for root cause analyses and remediation programs, notification to customers, action against employees, and other post-incident liability.

  • Advised organisations in highly-regulated industries, including organisations regulated by the Central Bank of Malaysia, Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia, and Securities Commission, on compliance and governance issues.

Qualifications:
  • Trade Mark Agent
  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court in Malaya (2012)
  • Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple) (2011)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Nottingham (2010)

  • Author, “Raisin’ the Cookie Bar, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 1/2020.
  • Author, “Star Trolls: Attack of the Clones, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 3/2019.
  • Author, “Privacy Piracy, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 3/2018.
  • Author, “Morons in a Hurry, Buying Lemons in a Jiffy, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 3/2017.
  • Author, “Pokémon Go-lympics, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 3/2016.
  • Author, “Cholesterol: It’s All About the Numbers, Even the Patents, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 1/2015.
  • Author, “Star Trolls: The Patent Menace, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 3/2014.
  • Author, “Pinkie Promise?, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 4/2013.
  • Author, “You Think It, I Ink It- But Who Owns It?”, Skrine’s Legal Insights, Issue 1/2013.