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KLBC Activities Report for April 2015

2 April 2015
Pupils Workshop on Civil Litigation
The KLBC Pupils Committee organised a Civil Litigation Workshop specifically for pupils on 2 April 2015. Presented by Colin Andrew Pereira and Sanjeev Kumar Rasiah, and attended by a total of 50 pupils, the Workshop focused primarily on the practical aspects of handling a brief covering the following areas, “Opinion writing exercise”; “Drafting of pleadings exercise”; and “Presenting a case in court”.

9 April 2015
Pupils Introduction Session
Organised by the KLBC Pupils Committee, the Pupils Introduction Session for April was held on 9 April 2015. The session, attended by 82 pupils, was led by Shashi Devan. Similarly like previous sessions, Pupils were briefed on the structure of the Malaysian Bar and the Kuala Lumpur Bar, the election to both the Bar Council and the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and the highlights of the Malaysian Bar. It included a session for pupils to raise issues and problems faced by them during their pupillage period and other members of the KLBC were also present to provide input and possible solutions. The pupils were also shown a video montage of the History of the Malaysian Bar.

18 April 2015
SARC Trail Running
Organised by the KLBC Social, Arts & Recreation Committee, the trail run was held on Saturday, 18 April 2015 at Taman Rimba Kiara, TTDI (on Jalan Haji Openg) at 7:15 am. 12 members of the Bar and pupils participated in this run.

19 April 2015
KL Car Free Morning
The KLBC Environmental Committee (KLBC EC) has participated in the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)’s initiative in dedicating the first and third Sunday morning of the month as ‘car free mornings’, on 19 April 2015. Click here to read the report.

21 April 2015
PDC Seminar on Trending Cases in the Malaysian IP Landscape
Organised by the KLBC Professional Development Committee (PDC), this seminar was presented by Professor Ida Madieha Azmi on 21 April 2015 at the KL Bar Auditorium from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The seminar was attended by 36 participants. The seminar covered the following topics, "Copyright over computer program"; "The boundary and interface between copyright and privacy rights"; "What amounts to an invented word capable of trade mark registration?"; "Who is the rightful proprietor of a mark?"; "Can the patent owner apply for the amendment of his patent claims during infringement proceedings?"; "Invalidation of patents"; "Registrability of car parts for industrial design"; "Power of the court to issue injunctive relief for breach of confidential information"; and "Duty of employee to maintain the confidentially of the employer’s trade secrets".

24 April 2015
Annual Kuala Lumpur-Selangor Bar Committees Get-together
Hosted by the Selangor Bar Committee (SBC) this term, the annual get-together between the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee (KLBC) and SBC was held on 24 April 2015 at the Merchant Lounge, Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya. This Annual Meet was for the office bearers of the KLBC and SBC for the new term to get to know each other and to discuss how to work closely to cater to the mutual needs of members of both the Kuala Lumpur Bar and Selangor Bar.

 Edited by Munirah Maarof

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