Malaysian IP boutique LAW Partnership mourns death of international IP partner

Eversheds Sutherland allied firm pays tribute to Ameet Kaur Purba who joined in May 2020

Malaysian IP and technology boutique LAW Partnership is mourning the death of IP partner Ameet Kaur Purba.

Purba, who was 46, died peacefully on 19 August, according to a message posted by her family on the news site Asia Samachar.

Managing partner Brian Law said she had been “battling cancer for some time”, adding: “Despite that, she fought audaciously until the end.” 

Purba joined LAW Partnership, a member of Eversheds Sutherland’s Asia Pacific Alliance, from Malaysian independent Shearn Delamore & Coin in May 2020 as its sixth partner to help it grow its international IP practice.

She was the immediate past president of the Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), was recognised as a key lawyer by the Legal 500 directory, and named in the 2021 World IP Review Influential Women in IP research.

Purba studied law at the University of London before spending nearly 14 years at Shearn Delamore, seven as a partner, before switching to LAW Partnership.

She advised local and international companies on a range of IP-related areas including advertising, consumer protection, copyright, domain names, gaming, e-commerce, entertainment, merchandising, anti-counterfeiting and TMT.

In a statement her firm paid tribute to her contribution to its IP practice adding that ‘she persevered and met everyone with her optimism and cheery disposition, despite her ill health…’.

Suaran Sidhu, who co-founded the firm with Law in 2019, said in a LinkedIn post that she was ‘a kind and wonderful soul with the fighting spirit of a tigress’.

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