Lawyer Wong Sai Fong passes away
23 May 2016 | Source: MLTIC News
Kuala Lumpur (MLTIC News): Wong Sai Fong, one of the most well-known Malaysian intellectual property law practitioners, has passed away last week. He was 63.

Sai Fong was a partner with law firm Shearn Delamore & Co. He was also an advisor to MLTIC for many years.

He practiced exclusively in the field of intellectual property. Over the years, he has represented many multi-nationals in litigation and intellectual property enforcement matters. He was admitted as Barrister-at-Law (England and Wales) in 1977, Advocate and Solicitor (Malaya) in 1980, Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) in 1993.

Sai Fong was an office-bearer and/or member of several international bodies including the Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA), the ASEAN Intellectual Property Association (AIPA), the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA), the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA).

"Wong Sai Fong was the consummate lawyer and IP practitioner. Right from the outset of his career, he knew where his strength was. He was admired and well-liked by fellow practitioners. Indeed he was the doyen of the IP Bar. As a partner he was diligent and helpful. Even when he disagreed with you, he did that in an agreeable manner. At Shearn Delamore, we will miss him. How fitting when in the funeral eulogy his daughter said 'He was not just Mr. Wong Sai Fong but Mr. Wong Sai Fong of Shearn Delamore!", said Robert Lazar, the Managing Partner of Shearn Delamore in his e-mail statement to MLTIC.

"Wong Sai Fong was an exceptional human being, his simplicity almost disguising his legal brilliance. He was a charismatic litigator, with an exceptional court skill set. He was a true legend", said Indran Shanmuganathan, a partner of Shearn Delamore who has worked closely with Sai Fong for almost 20 years.

The Board of Advisors and Editorial Team of MLTIC offer their deepest condolences to the family of Sai Fong, who will always be fondly remembered as a kind mentor and friend of MLTIC.

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