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Ramakrishna Damodharan

Managing Director
Registered Malaysian Patent Agent
Registered Malaysian Trademark Agent
Registered Malaysian Industrial Design Agent
Registered Malaysian Geographical Indications Agent
Registered Malaysian New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder’s Right Agent

Rama as he is fondly known to his friends and clients, has a degree in Applied Chemistry and postgraduate degree in law from University Malaya, the primer and most prestigious Malaysian university.

He is a Registered Malaysian Patent Agent (Registration No. PA/2007/0177), Registered Malaysian Trademark Agent Registration No. 4252), Registered Malaysian Industrial Design Agent (Registration No. ERP/2007/0016), Registered Malaysian Geographical Indications Agent (Registration No. 0006/GI) and Registered New Plant Variety and Grant of Breeder’s Right Agent.

He is involved in patent, trademark, industrial design, geographical indications, new plant variety and grant of breeder’s right, copyright matters and also issues freedom to operate opinions and infringement opinions. He is also involved in providing litigation support to clients who were involved in IP litigation in many countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, China, United States, Europe, Russia, Argentina etc. Rama is actively involved in the promotion of IP, speaking at many local and foreign conferences. He has also been invited by international agencies such as International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation (ISTIC) which is under the auspices of UNESCO, Hong Kong Trade Development Center (HKTDC), University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) as well as various local government and private entities.

He was invited by Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) to deliver an e-learning seminar on trademark and design prosecution and litigation systems in ASEAN countries in English language and he has the distinction to be the first Asian to have done so. The seminar has been broadcast to more than 10000 patent attorneys in Japan.

Rama loves the environment. He is an active member of various non-government organizations which promote care to Mother Earth. He was a founding board member of the Indian Graduates Cooperative, a cooperative which was formed in 2015 with the aim of improving business skills of Malaysian graduates of Indian origin.

Rama is a committee member of the Brands and Innovation Committee and the Asia-Pacific Trademark Office Relations Subcommittee under the Trademark Office Practices Committee of International Trademark Association (INTA).

Rama enjoys playing all sorts of sports, especially football and badminton during his leisure time. He is a hardcore supporter of the English soccer team, Manchester United.