Hawa Diyana Saim

Patent Agent

Graduating from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical – Electronics), Diyana became a registered Patent and Industrial Design Agent in 2012.

Diyana’s responsibilities in Henry Goh include patent drafting, prosecuting Malaysian patent applications in a wide variety of electronic, electrical and mechanical arts as well as in foreign countries, especially in the South-East Asia region, through our network of foreign associates.

Prior to joining Henry Goh in 2017, Diyana has experience working in the Research and Technology arm of a Fortune Global 500 company where she managed the company’s patent portfolio, conducted white-space analyses in new areas of technology of interest as well as provided advice and guidance on intellectual property strategies for capitalizing on immediate opportunities and long-term initiatives.

On the weekends, Diyana enjoys quiet morning runs in the park and is trying to improve half marathon timing.

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.