Joanne Wong

Executive Director and
Head of Administration

Joanne Wong, as Head of Administration, oversees not only the Admin Department and Finance which are under her direct supervision, but IT and Human Resources as well. She is responsible, in co-operation with the Management Team, for maintaining and improving policies that will encourage optimum staff efficiency and ensure the smooth day-to-day operations of the firm. Joanne also advises on the firm’s annual projects and long-term planning for achieving desired targets.

Last and definitely not the least, Joanne supervises formalities work in the Trademark Department especially as regards registration, renewal and recordal.

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.