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Bahari Yeow Tien Hong


With over 20 years of experience in the fields of intellectual property law and general litigation, Bahari heads the Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice. He has been ranked as a leading Tier 1 intellectual property lawyer in Malaysia by legal 500, where he was acknowledged as “undoubtedly very knowledgeable in his field of practice — his commitment, passion and enthusiasm are commendable”.

Chambers Asia Pacific ranked Bahari as a Ranked Lawyer and described him as “often engaged by leading global and domestic brands on trade mark infringement cases”, noted for his expertise in all types of IP litigation”, “particularly hands-on and very conversant with IP matters in Malaysia,” and “customer-centric approach and adaptability to economic changes”.

Asia Business Law Journal lists Bahari as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers in 2021 and acknowledges his expertise in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Franchising, Technology, Media and Telecommunications and E-commerce, Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptos.

His approachable but solution driven personality won him the Commended External Counsel of the Year by In-House Community.

Bahari is a qualified patent, trade mark and industrial design agent. He also sits as a Panellist at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (Domain Name Dispute Resolution). He served as a member of the Group Standing Committee for Copyright (2015-2018) of the Asian Patent Attorney Association (APAA) Malaysia.

Practice Areas

Corporate Litigation & Risk Management

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Intellectual Property

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)



LL.M, University of Malaya

LL.B (Hons), University of Nottingham

Certificate of Legal Practice

Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya

Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

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