Lee Suet Yin

Trade Mark Agent and Executive

Suet Yin graduated in 2005 with an honours degree in science forestry from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She joined the Trade Mark Department in 2006.

Through the years, she has gained experience in trade mark formalities and provides preliminary advice at every stage of trade mark filing and prosecution right through to registration. Her proficiency in Mandarin is an added asset, lending a personal touch to her interactions with both local and Asian clients. Suet Yin qualified as a registered trade mark agent in May 2013.

She is also our Regulatory Executive with a portfolio on Cosmetic and Traditional Product registration and again both local and overseas clients seek her advice on the related technicalities.

Being a former forester, Suet Yin is a nature lover and a greater part of her leisure hours is spent outdoors. She particularly enjoys going on camping and backpacking excursions.

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.