Jo Yee

Human Resources Manager and
PA to the MD
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As the HR Manager, Jo Yee is responsible for the firm’s most valued assets – the People of Henry Goh. Working closely with the Management, she sees to the implementation of HR policies and ensures that they are adhered to. Her wide spectrum of duties covers payroll, compensation, hiring, performance management, organisation development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training coordination. Jo Yee spares no effort in ensuring Personnel Safety and a healthy working environment.

In addition to her role as HR Manager, she assists the Managing Director in special corporate projects and general administrative assignments.

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.