Joyce Goh

Senior Trade Mark Executive

Joyce Goh specializes in writing reports for Office Actions related to trade mark prosecution work, issued by the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). She communicates with clients and files timely responses, drafts arguments and Statutory Declarations of Evidence of Use in response to Objection Letters. She also conducts trade mark availability searches and provides reports with legal opinion. Joyce manages trade mark enquiries, from pre-filing right through to registration including post-registration. Since joining Henry Goh in 1998, her experience, knowledge and expertise in prosecution and formalities work are invaluable in providing advice to both local and foreign clients. Joyce also provides training and supervises the work of new executives and administrative assistants. She is responsible for monitoring the deadlines of the Trade Mark Department via the firm’s case management system.

Joyce is an accomplished musician. She holds a Licentiate from the Trinity College of Music, London (LTCL) and the Royal Schools of Music, London (LRSM). She often performs at company events.

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.