Our People


Dato’ Mohamad Bustaman Abdullah

Position: Founding Partner (1957 – 2015)

Field of Practice:

IP Management Policies
Information Communications Technology
Entertainment & Media Law
Corporate & Commercial
Technology Transfer


LL.B.(Hons) University Technology Mara (1990)
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
Registered Patent, Trade Mark and Industrial Design Agent
Certificate, South East Asian Patent Drafting Course, the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia
Certificate, Industrial Property in Europe, Universite Robert Schuman, Strasbourg.


Bustaman, a retired major of the Malaysian Army, served the Army for 15 years after obtaining his commission from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England, before turning his attention to law.

Bustaman is the past honorary legal adviser of the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA), and has been involved in the conception and implementation of local franchising arrangements and has tailored foreign franchise agreements to local requirements. He is the author of the book "Guide on Franchising in Malaysia” published by the MFA in 1997. Bustaman has lectured at various Malaysian universities, research institutes and conferences on Intellectual Property and provides consultancy services in intellectual property management and franchise development.


Member, Malaysian Bar Council
Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
Member, Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
Member, Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (LESM)
Past President, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)

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