Data Protection Notice

The Personal Data Protection Act 2010 has come into force in Malaysia to regulate the processing of personal data in commercial transactions. At HENRY GOH, we will always treat your data in confidence and with respect; regardless whether you are an individual or a company. As part of our continuing commitment to you, we wish to notify you of your personal data that is being processed by us and the purposes for such data processing.

Nature of Personal Data

In the course of acting for you, HENRY GOH is likely to collect or receive personal data or information about you or your business. Although the precise details of personal data collected will vary according to specific purposes, in the normal course of our professional work, we will collect and process the following basic personal data or contact information about you; including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Fax Number
  • Email

Purpose of Collection

HENRY GOH needs to collect and process your personal data in order to effectively provide our services and to carry out instructions you have given us. Data is collected, used and otherwise processed by us and/or our associates that provide related services in connection with our business, for the purposes of:

  • Carrying out your instructions
  • Communicating with you
  • Responding to your inquiries
  • Managing your accounts with us
  • Maintaining and updating internal records
  • Meeting any legal or statutory requirements, including requirements set by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), intellectual property offices in other jurisdictions and/or other government offices.
  • Providing you with law and practice updates, company announcements, newsletters, invitations to events and the like that we believe may be of interest and relevance.
  • Any other work matters on which you engage us and for which such data is necessary.

If required for the fulfillment of any of the foregoing purposes, your personal data may be disclosed to our service providers; who may be located within or outside of Malaysia. HENRY GOH wishes to assure you that other than for any legitimate purposes, we will not share, sell, rent, trade and/or disclose your personal data to any unauthorized third party, unless your consent has been obtained.

By disclosing your personal data to us, you are consenting to the collection and processing of the data for the purposes stated herein. The Act grants you certain rights to make written inquiries to access, update, correct, or limit the processing of your personal data by submitting such a request to our Data Compliance Officer at An administrative fee may be applicable for access requests.

HENRY GOH reserves the right to review or amend this Notice at any time and will communicate such changes on our website at

In the event of any conflict between the English and Bahasa Malaysia notices, the English version shall prevail.

Thank you.

Click here for Bahasa Malaysia version.

Malaysia joins the Madrid Protocol


The wait is finally over! On 27 September 2019, Malaysia deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 106th member of the Madrid System.

The Protocol will take effect for the country on 27 December 2019. From that date, local brand owners in Malaysia can begin making use of the international registration system to protect their trademarks in over 120 territories of the System’s other 105 (currently) members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

Likewise, foreign trademark owners can take advantage of the System’s simple designation process to seek protection here.

Malaysia has made declarations to extend the refusal period to 18 months, to receive individual fees, to require a declaration of intention to use the mark and to mandate that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in Malaysia unless recorded here.

Stay tuned for more updates from us as we close the year 2019.