Ann Chong

Case Manager

Ann Chong is one of Henry Goh’s pioneers, having joined the firm in 1990. She offers significant expertise in the area of patents and has been a Manager since 2005. Her extensive experience in the procedures of intellectual property protection and close rapport with MyIPO officials are invaluable to the firm and its clients.

Ann’s role as Case Manager in our Patent and Industrial Design Department includes reviewing and distributing the daily incoming correspondence, docketing of new cases, monitoring and verifying deadlines, maintaining and updating our Case Management System, supervising the processing of patent and design renewals and recordals, and training of admin staff.

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.