Leong Ay Kee, Ally

Patent Scientist
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Ally graduated in 2017 with an honours degree from University of Malaya in science, majoring in Biochemistry. In the same year, she joined the Patent Department in Henry Goh as a patent scientist.

Ally has the ability to communicate in both spoken and written Chinese. Owing to her passion in teaching and sharing knowledge, she had been a primary school substitute teacher and a tuition teacher.

Her undergraduate final year project was focused on the antioxidant activity of Mentha Spicata L. incorporated in functional food. During the course of graduation, she completed her industrial training in a medical centre as a medical laboratory technician.

Currently, Ally is involved in handling patent filing and prosecution with the Malaysian IP Office. Meanwhile, she is undergoing full in-house training to prepare and sit for the Malaysian Patent Agent Examination.

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.