Celia Cheah Chiew Lan




Malaysia (2000)


University of London (LLB Honours)
Certificate of Legal Practice (Malaysia)

Celia’s practice focusses on IP prosecution and commercial matters.

Celia advises on transactional IP work such as licensing; franchising; regulatory advice for food, drug and labelling laws; brand strategy; as well as data protection and privacy issues.

Celia’s practice includes assisting clients in creating, protecting, commercialising and enforcing various types of IP including trademark, design, patent, domain name, geographical indication and copyright.

With two decades of experience, Celia acts for clients from a diverse range of sectors including automotive, pharmaceutical, consumer products, food and beverage, luxury products, fashion and retail.

Celia has served as the President of Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (“LESM”).

Celia has been recognised in global legal directories and guides.

Notable Work Highlights
Assisted an F&B brand name in Taiwan in strategising their branding and trademarks portfolio in line with their business needs and growth. Also advised on their trademark ownership in Malaysia and assisted them in getting back their trademark ownership from former licensee.
Assisted in the setting up of the MYDRP including drawing up the MYNIC’s Domain Name Dispute Policy, Rules and Supplemental Rules.
Conducted personal data protection audit, advised on compliance requirements, provided training and seminars, assisted clients in formulating privacy policies.
Provided advice, opinion and strategy in relation to matters such as branding, copyright, trademarks, design, patents and confidential information.
Assisted clients in setting a licensing regime, formulating a licensing policy and implementation of the licensing regime.
Assisted clients to negotiate and prepare the franchising documentations and registration.
Professional Associations
  1. Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  2. Licensing Executives Society Malaysia, Past President
Awards and Accolades
  1. Ranked Individual, Prosecution & Strategy World Trademark Review 2021
  2. Leading Lawyer for Intellectual Property, Malaysia Asialaw Profiles 2015, 2018, 2019