Pauling Hee

Pauling Hee

Senior Associate

Pauling focuses on different aspects of intellectual property practice. She has assisted intellectual property rights holders in litigation matters in the High Court of Malaya and the Court of Appeal in trade mark, copyright and patent cases. Besides contentious matters, Pauling regularly advises clients on IP issues in corporate and commercial transactions, as well as licensing and commercialisation of IP rights. She also advises on prosecution and management of intellectual property portfolios. 

Pauling also has experience advising local and multinational companies in relation to data protection and privacy issues. Her experience in this area includes reviewing and drafting privacy policies, as well as undertaking data protection exercises to ensure her client’s internal practices are compliant to the data protection and privacy laws in Malaysia. 

Intellectual Property Litigation and Enforcement
  • Assisted or acted as junior counsel in various trade mark, copyright and patent infringement cases including:-
    • Doretti Resources Sdn Bhd v. Fitters Marketing Sdn Bhd & Ors [2017] 1 LNS 738
    • Chuah Aik King v. Keydonesoft Sdn Bhd [2018] 10 CLJ 354 
    • Nexgen Biopharma Research & Innovation SARL v. Celcom Planet Sdn Bhd (Kuala Lumpur High Court Civil Suit No. WA-22IP-3-01/2018) 
    • Essity Hygiene and Health AB v. Praba’s VCare Health Clinic Privited Limited [2019] 1 LNS 1124 
    • Reflex Media Inc & Anor v. Endeavour Standard Sdn Bhd & Anor [2023] 1 LNS 1532
  • Provided general advisory work in respect of preparation for IP litigation, evidence gathering and trap purchase strategy 

Civil and Criminal Litigation

  • Assisted in the defence of a case involving a false trade description of a trade mark under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011 
  • Acted as junior counsel in defending a negligence claim in Ariff Iskandar Shah Bin Mohamad Aminudin v. Extertainment Malaysia Sdn Bhd [2019] 5 LNS 92

Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2018) 
Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn (2016) 
LLM in Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Sheffield (2015)
LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield (2014)

Professional Affiliations:

Committee member, Malaysian Bar Intellectual Property Committee 
Committee member, Malaysian Bar Ad Hoc Committee on Personal Data Protection

Admitted in: 2018