Panelist Profile

 

Karen Abraham

Shearn Delamore & Co, Head of IP & Technology and Communications practice groups (MY)

 

Karen Abraham is the Head of the Intellectual Property department of Messrs Shearn Delamore & Co. Her practice covers all areas on Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Data Protection and Competition Law. She has more than 25 years of litigation experience in Intellectual Property matters, appearing in the Apex Courts in Malaysia. She focuses her practice on enforcement of Intellectual Property in the courts and in the public domain, including crafting anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting programmes for leading companies in the global market, as well as crafting innovative strategies for global and local IP brands. She has been a partner at the firm since 2001 and has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Abraham is the first woman in Malaysia to hold a position as Board Member of INTA and is the first Malaysian to sit on the Bureau of AIPPI. She is an active committee member of APAA, Marques, as well as the IP Committee of the Malaysian Bar Council. Abraham also regularly sits as the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee of the Advocates & Solicitors Disciplinary Board and is a Panelist on the Domain Name Dispute panel of AIAC.