KASS International is an intellectual property (IP) boutique practice which offers an end-to-end solution and strategy for your IP needs in Malaysia, the South East Asian region, and worldwide. KASS is committed to the highest level of quality, professionalism and prompt service for all your IP matters.
What does KASS do?
To put it simply, as the IP experts, we deal with all things relating to IP from the idea stage in the Board Room or workshop floor right up to the product being on the market shelf – the whole spectrum and not just at the tail end or when infringement takes place.
As a specialized IP boutique firm that has been around since 1999, we care about helping our clients make the most out of their intellectual assets to keep their business competitive and maximise their revenue where possible.
With offices in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, KASS has the expertise and experience to handle searches, registration, prosecution, and maintenance relating to Patent, Trademark and Industrial Design rights, along with a wide range of IP rights protection in the areas of Copyright, Confidential Information, Technology Licensing, IP Management, IP Audit/Valuation, Infringement Advice, Due Diligence, Commercialisation of IP rights, Franchise, New Plant Varieties and Geographical Indications, in addition to providing litigation support, intellectual property enforcement advice and professional opinions. KASS also facilitates the promotion of IP awareness and knowledge through our intellectual property training workshops and regular IP publications.
How is KASS different from other law firms?
Traditionally, the practice of IP law in Malaysia was part of the legal practice of a general law firm. This practice was acceptable when all a firm had to do was to file trademark and patent applications from overseas patent and trademark right holders.
With the rapid industrialization of the country and the globalization of international trade, and with IP becoming a powerful tool of commerce in the recent millennium, we realized a need to establish a new corporation structured to meet the new demands of our local and foreign clients. Together with the increasing need for technical people to handle patent drafting, advise on patent infringement, conduct prior art search and so forth, there was a need to re-look at the manner of practice of this area of law.
And so, we took the bold and unconventional step of stepping out of the box and setting up a fully integrated, highly focused IP firm in 1999. While such firms are a common practice across US, Europe, Japan and Australia, this was certainly not the case in Malaysia. This cemented our position as one of the pioneer intellectual property firms in the country.
Today, KASS is an established IP boutique practice with a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to bringing our clients’ businesses to the next level, creating an environment that fosters innovation and creativity, and helping our clients successfully secure and maximise their IP rights, wherever they are and whatever their plans may be in the future.
What areas of technology does KASS specialize in?
We have in-house technical experts and patent drafters in these (and related) fields:
- Chemical Process Technology
- Petrochemicals, Mechanical Engineering
- Oil and Gas
- Chemical Engineering
- Waste Water Engineering
- Material Science
- Lithium Ion Batteries
- Computer Engineering
- IT/Computer Science
- Civil Engineering
- Genetic Engineering
Our qualified technical experts and drafters, together with our capable team of lawyers and support staff, enable KASS to provide strategic and focused consultation in these areas of IP, eliminating the barrier of technology understanding between IP lawyers and clients operating within the boundaries of national and international markets. We handle the drafting and obtaining of patent rights, no matter what field of technology or what countries our clients are involved in.