Tat Wai holds a LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London, United Kingdom and was admitted in 2013 to the High Court of Malaya as an Advocate and Solicitor. Prior to joining Marks & Clerk, Tat Wai was a partner in one of the largest firms in Malaysia with regional presence in all ASEAN countries. He is also a registered trade mark agent in Malaysia.
Tat Wai has been practicing in the field of intellectual property for 10 years and currently specializes in the protection and management of trade mark rights in ASEAN and countries worldwide, including trade mark prosecution and registration, providing advice on trade mark protection and branding strategies, and advising regularly on the enforcement of trade mark rights. He has advised and assisted clients in various industries including companies in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, consumer goods, food and beverage, liquor, automobile, entertainment and fashion industries. He has experience in intellectual property litigation and was involved in numerous cases, representing owners in the enforcement and protection of their intellectual property rights. He also regularly acts for clients in trade mark opposition, revocation and invalidation proceedings.
Tat Wai has been recognized as the “Next Generation Partner” by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2023) for Intellectual Property.