Lawyer Profile

Zaraihan Shaari - Partner - Shearn Delamore & Co

Tel: +603 2027 2822
Email: [email protected]
Address: 7th Floor, Wisma
Hamzah-Kwong Hing
No.1, Leboh Ampang
50100 Kuala Lumpur,

Shearn Delamore & Co

Malaysia, Intellectual Property

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Practice Area


  • Intellectual Property
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences




  • English,
  • Malay




Zaraihan’s practice covers a range of Intellectual Property (IP) related matters, with patents constituting one of the major parts of her practice. She drafts patent specifications; advises on patent searches; handles patent prosecution & registration; advises on patent validity and infringement; and also represents clients in patent litigation. She has worked extensively with the following industries: Pharmaceuticals; Life Sciences and Biotechnology; Chemicals, Pesticides, Herbicides; Cosmetics; Food Supplements; and Medical Devices. She also assists clients from the above industries in regulatory matters. She further advises on legislations governing the life sciences & biotechnology, and on obtaining non-patent IP protection such as that under the Protection of New Plant Varieties Act. She also advises on and drafts agreements relating to Research and Development, and Licensing and Technology Transfers. Zaraihan also has had a number of years of experience in advising on Industrial Designs protection.




  • LL.B (Hons), University of London
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry, University of London
  • M.Sc in Medical Science (Biochemistry), National University of Malaysia (UKM)
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
  • Registered Patent Agent and Registered Industrial Design Agent
  • A practicing biochemist before entering the legal profession




  • England & Wales (1994)
  • Malaysia (1996)




  • Malaysian Bar
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Malaysian Chapter of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • Malaysian Intellectual Property Association (MIPA)
  • Associate Member of the Malaysian Association of Clinical Biochemists




  • International Patent Litigation: A Country-By-Country Analysis, 2016 & 2017: Malaysia Chapter, Bloomberg BBNA (Co-Author)
  • “How to secure new plant variety protection”, Managing Intellectual Property, IP Focus 2009 Asia-Pacific & Middle East 7th Edition
  • “Boosting biotechnology in Malaysia”; Managing Intellectual Property, June 2004 Issue 140
  • “Patentability in Malaysia of inventions involving embryonic stem cells”; Asian Counsel, 2 Issue 4 May 2004
  • Medical Journal of Malaysia, 1994 Dec; 49(4): 355-63
  • Proceedings of 9th ASEAN Congress of Cardiology 1992, Kuala Lumpur, 3 to 7 July 1992
  • UKM Medical Journal July 1992, 14(2): 135-141. (Co-Author)




  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 - a “Recommended Lawyer” in Intellectual Property
  • IAM Patent 1000 (2019) – Ranked Individual for Prosecutions