Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd
Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd, founded in 1977, is a leading IP firm in Malaysia. Its 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, it is well positioned to provide global IP protection through its network of over 2,800 associates worldwide. Henry Goh has been ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as a Tier 1 firm for both patent and trademark prosecution in Malaysia for the past 10 years.
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. Henry Goh dedicates a large specialist team to handling delicate matters arising in the area of trademark and service mark registration. Its services include pre-filing registrability advice, filing and prosecution, renewals, maintenance, advice on exploitation and enforcement. In addition, its specialist team is fully capable of undertaking high-end prosecution work, including hearings and oppositions before the registrar. Its expertise and great rapport with the local trademarks office make it the ideal firm for trademark filings in Malaysia and Singapore. It can also file trademark and service mark registrations in any country worldwide through its 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. Henry Goh’s 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. Their local knowledge, expertise and resources make the firm the natural choice for patent prosecution in Malaysia and Singapore.
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. Henry Goh 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. It 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 design services, it offers other IP-related services, including copyright advisory and enforcement work, product registration and plant variety protection. These value-added services not only assist its clients, but also allow it to provide a comprehensive one-stop IP centre for business and commercial needs.
In the copyright sphere, Henry Goh’s 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, clients are advised 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 the Malaysian Intellectual Property Office 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. The firm 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. Henry Goh can directly handle the filing and prosecution of patent, trademark and industrial design applications before BruIPO.
Henry Goh & Co Sdn Bhd
VO2-10-06 Lingkaran SV
Kuala Lumpur 55100