Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd, founded in 1977, is a leading IP firm in Malaysia. Our expertise is in the registration, protection and management of patents, trademarks and industrial designs on a worldwide basis. With a multilingual team of professionals coming from diverse backgrounds in law, engineering, biotechnology, information technology, science and other fields, our firm is well positioned to provide global IP protection through its network of over 2,800 associates worldwide. In its World IP Survey, Managing Intellectual Property has consistently ranked Henry Goh the number one firm for patent prosecution work in Malaysia since 1999. Since 2009 Henry Goh has been ranked in the top tier for both patent and trademark prosecution work.
In today’s competitive markets, standing out from the crowd has never been more important. A trademark or service mark is the key link between providers of goods or services and their customers. We dedicate a large specialist team to handling delicate matters arising in the area of trademark and service mark registration. Our services include pre-filing registrability advice, filing and prosecution, renewals, maintenance, advice on exploitation and enforcement. In addition, our specialist team is fully capable of undertaking high-end prosecution work, including hearings and oppositions before the registrar. Our expertise and great rapport with the local trademarks office make us the ideal firm for trademark filings in Malaysia and Singapore. We can also file trademark and service mark registrations in any country worldwide through our network of foreign associates, as well as international applications via the Madrid Protocol.
Although the world’s patent systems were designed for the industrial age, they have evolved and the patenting of inventions remains just as relevant today. Effective drafting, prosecution and exploitation of patents call for a sound aptitude for technology, in-depth knowledge of the applicable law and practice and excellent communication skills. Our registered patent agents have the necessary technical, legal and linguistic prowess to secure and enhance the business value of patent protection for inventions in many diverse technologies. Our local knowledge, expertise and resources make us the natural choice for patent prosecution in Malaysia and Singapore. Industrial designs Industrial designs have acquired much greater significance in recent times. As consumers increasingly take the technical functions of goods for granted, design often becomes the decisive factor in a purchase. We routinely assist clients in securing industrial design registrations both at home and abroad. Such a practice demands a sound understanding of both international and local laws covering industrial designs. We can assist clients with the necessary actions in the event that their registered industrial designs are infringed by third parties. In addition to trademark, patent and industrial services, we offer other IP-related services, including copyright advisory and enforcement work, product registration and plant variety protection. These value-added services not only assist our clients, but also allow us to provide a comprehensive one-stop IP centre for business and commercial needs.
In the copyright sphere, our services extend to filing notifications, advisory and enforcement work. Malaysia, like many other Berne Convention countries, does not require formal registration of copyright. Nonetheless, for more tangible protection, we advise clients to take advantage of the voluntary notification system made available in Malaysia since June 2012. They can assert ownership and deposit their copyrighted works with MyIPO in exchange for a certificate issued as confirmation. Such prima facie evidence of a copyright claim strengthens the owner’s position in the event of a dispute. Our team is experienced in handling copyright issues in all major fields of creative endeavour.
The Brunei Patents Order 2011 came into force on January 1 2012. The order repeals the Inventions Act 1925 (subject to transitional provisions) and establishes for the first time an independent patent system for the receipt, processing and grant of patents. With effect from June 2013, the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO), formerly known as the Patent Registry Office, has assumed responsibility for the administration of trademark registrations from the attorney general’s chambers. BruIPO now receives and processes all applications for patents, trademarks and industrial designs. Our team can directly handle the filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications before BruIPO.
House of Henry Goh
217 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur 55100
Dave A Wyatt, Executive director
Yen Yen Oon, Patent manager
Jason Cheah, Design manager
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