Jason Cheah

Design Manager and Patent Agent

Jason Cheah graduated in 1993 with an honours degree in electronic and electrical engineering from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a registered Malaysian patent, industrial design and trademark agent.

Jason joined Henry Goh in 2002 and has been a Manager since 2005. His daily work includes advising clients on IP protection, drafting and prosecution of patent and industrial design applications in Malaysia and overseas.

As Design Manager, he oversees the firm’s industrial design registration work. Jason’s industrial designs experience is extensive, as he has handled the filing and prosecution of a large portfolio of design applications. He frequently consults officers of the Industrial Designs Registry and is up-to-date with changes in Malaysian industrial design law and practice.

His patent drafting experience includes mechanical and internet-related inventions such as e-commerce and internet security solutions. Jason has successfully prosecuted a substantial number of patent applications directed at internet-related inventions both in Malaysia and before foreign Patent Offices such as the US Patent and Trademark Office, IP Australia, and the Japan Patent Office.

Jason is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA).

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.