bustaman has a vast and varied experience in advising clients on all matters relating to procurement of new proprietary rights and exploitation of existing ones.

Our managing partner, being personally very interested in the development of technology take pride in assisting clients in negotiating agreements most favourable to them.


bustaman is involved in advising clients for several licensing ventures on exclusive and non-exclusive basis, on cross licensing of rights, in particular assisting clients to negotiate licence terms, advising clients on licensing of patent and technical know-how; software, artistic work for character merchandising; for adaptation of copyright works, licensing of web content; trade marks licence for contract manufacturing, merchandising, co-branding and sponsorship.

Information Communications Technology

At bustaman, we are familiar with the ITC industry and work with IT consultants and end-user to draft agreements on software development, software distribution and licences, hardware acquisition, hardware maintenance and systems integration and service level agreements. For internet related agreements, bustaman also engages in drafting agreements for e-business, web content development, web-hosting, sponsorship and co-branding.


bustaman is noted for its work in developing franchise programs for clients, in particular in conceptualising a franchise system based on client’s business structure and guide them in implementing a franchise that works for their businesses.

At bustaman, we provide a complete range of services on franchise to clients whether they are starting a franchise or refurbishing an existing franchise system. Our services include guiding clients in franchise concept development and addressing potential operational issues peculiar to franchising; advising and drafting documents for franchise needs such as letter of offer, disclosure documents, franchise agreements, assisting clients in preparing operational and training manuals and advice on the protection of IP relevant to the franchise system.

We also attend to registration of franchises as well as assist clients in obtaining grants from the ministry of entrepreneur development. Our post franchise services include reviewing franchise documents and attending brain-storming sessions with clients to revamp documents to address new developments in the franchise business.

Entertainment & Media Law

bustaman also assists clients in the negotiations and drafting of agreements involving acquisition of multimedia rights, recording and other related agreements for the Asia Pacific region, and work closely with a private broadcasting station in Malaysia on agreements in acquisition of television broadcasting rights and program sale agreements.

Corporate & Commercial

This area of practice involves advising clients on a range of corporate matters from formation of companies, advising and drafting joint ventures and shareholders agreement, to disposal and acquisition of business. At bustaman we also advise and draft agency, distribution, manufacturing, partnership, management and merchandising agreements.

Technology Transfer

bustaman assists clients in conceptualizing the technology transfer arrangement by devising the mode of acquisition, structuring the acquiring vehicle as well as advising on the terms of acquisition or sale.

At bustaman ,our services range from IP due diligence and assisting clients in undertaking technology due diligence to evaluate the viability of the IP right, to advising on the recordal of the transaction by way of agreements such as joint venture, collaboration, licence/assignment, technical assistance and non-disclosure.