Manager of Franchise Division
- LL.M. (University of Northumbria)
- LL.B. (Hons) (University of the West of England, Bristol)
- Trademark Agent (Singapore)
- Industrial Design Agent (Singapore)
After earning an LL.B. (Hons) from the University of the West of England, Hardeep dove headfirst into the world of IP, spending several years at an ASEAN-focused IP firm before joining KASS. His diverse experience working with clients across various industries has given him a solid background in dealing with a global portfolio of clients.
At KASS, Hardeep oversees the Franchise division. His work in franchising includes drafting Franchise Agreements, Operation Manuals and Training Manuals for businesses in industries such as food and beverage, education, retail, and more. He has also prepared Franchise Disclosure Documents and submitted franchise applications before the Registrar of Franchises.
Hardeep’s expertise extends to advising clients on franchise expansion and growth in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region, and he has assisted clients with franchise litigation matters alongside key partners. He has developed close relationships with government authorities that regulate franchise laws in Malaysia and has attended several franchise workshops and trainings organized by government agencies.
In addition to his work in franchising, Hardeep has extensive experience in all aspects of trademark and industrial design protection, including drafting legal documents, dealing with oppositions, conducting searches, and initiating market surveys and investigations. He has also given talks on IP and franchise matters to local and foreign audiences, showcasing his thought leadership and expertise in the field.