With over 17 years of experience exclusively in Intellectual Property (IP), Siew Ling’s practice spans the full spectrum of IP matters, from creation, protection and litigation to enforcement of IP rights.
Siew Ling has conducted trials and argued appeals at the Court of Appeal and Federal Court where precedent setting cases in IP had been decided. She has been described by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 as “an excellent litigator and an expert in the field” and this was similarly echoed in Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 which quoted her as “an esteemed IP litigator”.
Her expertise also extends to transactional IP work such as licensing, franchising, regulatory advice for food, drug and labelling laws as well as data protection. She has advised clients from a diverse range of sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, food and beverage, luxury products, fashion and retail.
She is consistently ranked as a leading IP lawyer in various publications including the Chambers Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal: Trade Marks and the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In Chambers Asia Pacific 2015, she has been quoted as coming highly recommended by clients, who appreciate “her very good knowledge of IP, her international perspective and her energetic and positive charisma,” whilst Managing Intellectual Property ranked Siew Ling among Malaysia’s top legal practitioners for Intellectual Property.
Siew Ling was admitted to practice in 1998 and joined ZICO in 2014. Siew Ling started her legal career in Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co specializing in IP before moving on to Messrs Tay & Partners as an IP partner where she was attached to for 10 years prior to joining the firm.