Pauline Khor


Rahmat Lim & Partners
Suite 33.01, Level 33
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2299 3818


Pauline is the Head of our Firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Department. She has advised and acted for many foreign and local multinational companies on a wide range of matters spanning the full spectrum of intellectual property and ancillary rights in Malaysia.

In the field of contentious IP, Pauline has appeared on behalf of rights holders in the High Court of Malaya, the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court in high profile patent, trade mark and copyright lawsuits. Pauline has crafted many anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy programs in the criminal enforcement of IP rights, and she has worked hand-in-hand with local law enforcement agencies and private investigation firms in conducting successful raid actions against counterfeiters.

Pauline’s non-contentious practice spans the formulation of IP strategies and policies in protecting trade marks, patents, designs and copyright as well as advising on prosecution and management of IP portfolios. Apart from drafting and negotiating IP related agreements, Pauline’s advice is regularly sought in IP-centric due diligences and transactions where IP is at the core of a major business deal.

Pauline is a registered Malaysian trade mark agent, a registered Malaysian industrial design agent and a registered Malaysian patent agent. She is the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee of LESI and an International Delegate of LESM. Pauline is also a member of APAA, AIPPI, AOTS, ASEAN IPA and MIPA.

Pauline is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field of intellectual property in Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Asialaw Profiles, Managing IP, Asia IP, World Trademark Review 1000, Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, Who’s Who Legal Trademarks and Expert Guide Trade Mark. Pauline was also recognised as In-House Community Commended External Counsel of the Year in 2016.

Our Intellectual Property & Technology team offers a full and wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP-related services and advises on a broad spectrum of enforcement, management and transactional issues.

In Intellectual Property (IP) civil and criminal enforcement, we understand the importance of urgency. We assist our clients in making urgent court applications for injunctions and search and seizure orders as well as participating in raid actions. With our enforcement experience, we regularly advise on and craft anti-counterfeiting programmes.

Many of our clients call upon us to manage and coordinate their IP portfolios in Malaysia and worldwide. Our team has ample experience in the protection and management of IP, including advising on clearance and protection of patents, designs, trade marks and trade dress. Our transactional work spans the drafting, review and negotiation of licence, franchise, technology transfer, and IT contracts. We advise on IP regulatory compliance and also undertake IP audits and due diligence exercises.

Rahmat Lim & Partners is an award-winning, full-service law firm in Malaysia which is dedicated to the provision of high quality legal services. With our extensive experience and premier client base, our Partners and practices have been consistently recognised and ranked as leaders in the market and have won various awards since our Firm was established in 2010.

We are, first and foremost, a Malaysian law firm, but take pride in having a distinctive global approach and perspective, and aim to provide effective domestic and cross-border solutions for our local and international clients.

Our lawyers have advised on many of the nation’s largest and most high-profile transactions, and offer quality services to clients requiring representation across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Our Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property & Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Corporate Real Estate practices are all ranked in international and regional legal publications such as Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Whilst our lawyers are drawn from diverse backgrounds, Rahmat Lim & Partners stands firmly on the principles of integrity, excellence and professionalism. These core values form the foundation of our culture, and enable us to act as trusted legal advisors to our clients.


“Pauline Khor focuses on both contentious and advisory matters, including anti-counterfeiting and brand portfolio management, as well as trade mark, passing-off and patent litigation. She advised Philips International BV and Philips Lighting BV on their anti-counterfeiting programmes in Malaysia, including in relation to online infringements.”
Chambers & Partners