The Malaysian IP Court recently decided on a case where a family feud became entangled in an IP dispute involving five plaintiffs and seven defendants.
Plaintiffs Soon Seng Palm Oil Mill (Gemas) Sdn. Bhd., Soon Seng Palm Products Sdn. Bhd., Gemas Oil Mill Sdn. Bhd., Dominion Palm Oil Mill Sdn. Bhd. and Soon Seng Palm Oil Mill Sdn. Bhd. initiated an action at the IP Court in Kuala Lumpur in 2009 to obtain an order from the Court to prevent Defendants Jang Kim Luang @ Yeo Kim Luang, Foong Lai Sun, Ecofuture Berhad, Interactive Star Sdn. Bhd., Stable-Win Sdn. Bhd., Ecofibre Technology Sdn. Bhd. and Ecologico Packaging Sdn. Bhd. from using confidential information belonging to the plaintiffs. This action revolves around Malaysian Patent No. MY-125685-A and Malaysian Utility Innovation No. MY-137256-A, claiming shredders used in palm oil mills.