Imaduddin Suhaimi


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Imaduddin Suhaimi is a multidisciplinary lawyer with a background in science, holding a master’s degree in molecular biology as well as law. Integrating these two specialisations into his practice, Imaduddin is regularly involved in matters pertaining to intellectual property, particularly in the intersection of law and biotechnology, and he has made his mark advising clients on a variety of relevant issues, such as patent prosecution, trademark registration, licence structuring, and negotiating complex high-value technology contracts in the industry areas of e-commerce, telecommunications and software development.

Supplementing his intellectual property background, Imaduddin is also qualified in the area of alternative dispute resolution, having been appointed as both arbitrator and counsel in a number of arbitration cases, leveraging off his subject matter expertise in intellectual property disputes to manage the proceedings or to protect and safeguard the interests of his clients, as the case may be.

Imaduddin has also given presentations to regulatory authorities, statutory bodies, multinational companies and legal profession committees, on a variety of topics such as intellectual property in software, personal data protection, the role of domain names in cybersecurity, negotiation in cloud computing contracts, the right to privacy and the laws governing online publication.

  • LLB (Hons.) in Law – BPP University
  • LLM in Professional Legal Skills – City University London
  • BSc/ARCS (Hons.) in Biology – Imperial College London
  • MSc in Molecular Biology and Pathology of Viruses – Imperial College London
  • Diploma in International Arbitration – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Advocate and Solicitor – High Court of Malaya
  • Committee Member, Intellectual Property Committee – Bar Council Malaysia
  • Barrister-at-Law – Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn [non-practising]


  • Patent Agent – Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
  • Trademark Agent – MyIPO
  • Industrial Design Agent – MyIPO
  • Geographical Indication Agent – MyIPO
  • Plant Variety Protection Agent – Plant Variety Protection Registration Office (PVPRO)


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb)
  • Panellist, Arbitration and Domain Name Dispute Resolution – Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  • Panellist, Arbitration – Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre (BDAC)
  • English
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • Suhaimi, I. (2021). Media Arbitration Schemes: Addressing the Backlog of Defamation Cases in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 1-22. doi:10.1017/asjcl.2021.11
  • Imaduddin Suhaimi, Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Mitigating Personal Data Loss during the Covid-19 Movement Control Order [2020] 1 LNS(A) lxvi (Current Law Journal: Legal Network Series)
  • Imaduddin Suhaimi, Extradition: The Keystone in the Administration of Justice for Transnational Crimes [2018] 1 LNS(A) xcv (Current Law Journal: Legal Network Series)
  • GDPR Trained Professional – Briefed Ltd.
  • Advanced Course on Arbitration and Mediation Procedure under the WIPO Rules – World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Advanced Course on Software Licensing – WIPO
  • Specialized Course on the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks – WIPO
  • Specialized Course on the Essentials of Patents – WIPO
  • Executive Course on the Intersections between Public Health, Intellectual Property and Trade – WIPO, World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Executive Course on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources in the Life Sciences – WIPO

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