Marks & Clerk is one of the UK’s largest, and longest established, intellectual property firms. Our expert teams of patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers are wired directly into the UK’s innovation economies via our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Alongside our presence in the UK, we also have offices in nine international locations covering the EU, Canada and Asia, meaning we can tap into local expertise, globally.
Our team provides a full-service IP offering, from the initial filing of IP, through to litigation and commercial exploitation. Having seen the benefits that our clients derive from our full-service model, a number of patent attorney firms have since sought to follow a similar approach by adding solicitors to their teams. However, our well-established and highly regarded litigation and commercial transactions practices continue to set us apart from other firms.
We are experts not only in intellectual property law, but also in the science and technology that underpins our clients’ businesses. Our ability to draw upon this specialist technical expertise, not just in the context of patent prosecution but also in the context of litigation and commercial transactions, enables us to provide clients with a level of service and reach unmatched by other firms.
Henry Goh, founded in 1977, is a leading Malaysian IP consultancy firm. The firm offers a complete IP service range encompassing patent, trade mark, industrial design, copyright and/or licensing matters. In its global IP Survey, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has consistently ranked Henry Goh in tier 1 for patent and trademark prosecution work in Malaysia since 2009.
Our multilingual team of patent professionals hail from diverse backgrounds in law, mechanical, electrical and electronics, chemical engineering, biotechnology, information technology, sciences and other fields. Our patent team is noted for and has been recognized for its astute and effective handling of substantive patent matters such as drafting of specifications, patent-related legal opinions as well as patent prosecution not only before the Malaysian IP Office, but also before major foreign Patent Offices such as the US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, UK IP Office, IP Australia, Japan Patent Office, Korean IP Office, and the State Intellectual Property Office of China.
Our industrial designs practice dates from the coming into force of Malaysia’s independent designs law in 1999. As such, our approach is shaped from years of experience and the perspective of developments in law and daily practice. We routinely assist clients in securing design registrations both at home and abroad. Where appropriate, we will also advise on overlapping and complementary forms of protection such as copyright and trade mark.
We dedicate a large specialist team to handle and manage all matters relating to the protection of trade marks; including pre-filing search and advice, filing, prosecution, opposition, renewal, maintenance, advice on exploitation and enforcement. Our expertise and rapport with the local Trade Marks office makes us the ideal firm for trademark filings in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
In the realm of copyright, our services encompasses the filing of copyright notifications, advisory and enforcement work. Malaysia, like many other Berne Convention countries, does not require formal registration of copyright. Nonetheless for more tangible protection, we advise clients to take advantage of the voluntary notification system available in Malaysia since June 2012. Our team is experienced in handling copyright issues in all major fields of creative endeavour.
Our dedicated team of in-house counsels is equipped to provide comprehensive preliminary and pre-litigation consultancy to clients when they face legal IP issues. Although contentious issues are addressed in collaboration with external counsel, our in-house counsels take an active role in the entire litigation process. Our collaboration with external counsel extends to the application of Trade Description Orders (TDO) and working closely with the authorities in the enforcement of IP rights.