18 March – 03 May 2020
Movement Control Order (MCO) – only essential businesses were allowed to operate. Our office and the Malaysian IP Office (MyIPO) were closed. A response team of key professionals provided business continuity by working remotely from home. Only electronic filing with MyIPO is possible.
04 May – 09 June 2020
Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) – the government allowed the resumption of business in various sectors subject to enhanced hygiene measures, health screening of employees and visitors, and strict application of social distancing in the workplace.
08 May 2020
MyIPO counter service re-opened on a limited hours basis for manual filing.
13 May 2020
Henry Goh Malaysia partially re-opened our Kuala Lumpur office, as allowed under the CMCO, with the necessary precautions in place and a work roster to reduce the numbers of staff in the office each day. Meanwhile, several of our response team colleagues continued working from home.
With this partial re-opening of our Malaysia office, we were able once again to receive documents by fax, mail and courier delivery. Nevertheless, email remains the preferred channel of communication.
For any matters which could not be attended at MyIPO during the MCO/CMCO period, additional time is allowed for the completion of manual filing.
09 June 2020
MyIPO resumes full counter service for manual filing.
10 June 2020 – 31 August 2020
Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) allows further business, educational and social activities to resume, subject to strict compliance with the necessary standard operating procedures.
15 June 2020
Henry Goh Malaysia resumes full office-based operations. Our new business hours are from 08.00 am to 05.00 pm Monday to Friday.
01 September 2020 – 31 December 2020
On 28 August 2020, the Malaysian government announced an extension of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) until the end of the year.
The continuation of the RMCO provides a legal mechanism for efforts to prevent and control the transmission of Covid-19 by ensuring compliance with health SOPs and protocols.
[Last updated: 08 September 2020]