Chew Qi-Guang

Patent Agent

Qi-Guang joined the Henry Goh family in 2009. He holds a masters degree in chemical engineering and management from The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom and was registered as a Malaysian patent and industrial design agent in 2012-2013.

Qi-Guang specialises in the fields of engineering and chemistry and has garnered extensive experience in all substantive matters of intellectual property. His experience includes conducting novelty searches, prosecuting patent applications before the Malaysian IP Office, drafting patent specifications in various technical fields as well as preparing submissions of arguments and amendments in response to patentability objections during substantive examination. His portfolio includes major multinationals from the automotive, manufacturing and chemical trades.

His academic background in chemical engineering has helped him muster extensive know-how in carrying out freedom-to-operate searches and rendering freedom-to-operate opinions, particularly in the pharmaceutical field, that has assisted his clients in their decision to introduce products into the Malaysian market. Qi-Guang has assisted both local and international clients in prosecuting overseas patent applications in many foreign jurisdictions which includes many major patent offices around the globe. He has extensive experience in filing industrial design applications both locally and internationally as well.

Outside the office, Qi-Guang enjoys quiet evenings with a book in one hand, a cup of tea in the other and classical music in the background.

Trademarks Act 2019

Dear Valued Clients & Associates

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited overhaul of trademark laws in Malaysia is finally coming to fruition. The all-new Trademarks Bill 2019 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on 11 April 2019 and was approved, with some amendments, by the Lower House (Dewan Rakyat) on 02 July 2019 and the Upper House (Dewan Negara) on 23 July. Pending royal assent, it is now most certain that the new Act will come into effect by the last quarter of this year.

We will keep you apprised when the Trademarks Act 2019 becomes enforceable and the accompanying Trademark Regulations are issued.

In the meantime, please click here for some key takeaways from the new statute.