From humble origins as a one-man business in 1977, Henry Goh has matured into one of the leading specialist IP agencies in the ASEAN region. With headquarters in Malaysia’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital Kuala Lumpur and a sister office in Singapore, today Henry Goh employs more than 75 people. Beyond our three core operating jurisdictions of Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore, we work in close collaboration with an extensive network of carefully-vetted foreign associates worldwide.
Henry Goh provides IP services to a wide spectrum of clients from individuals and small businesses through to multinationals and Fortune 500 companies alike. Our teams of professionals handle all aspects of intellectual property protection and management, including pre-filing search and freedom-to-operate opinions, filing, prosecution, recordals, renewals and infringement and validity assessments. We also offer advisory services relating to exploitation and enforcement, working closely with external counsel when litigation is contemplated or becomes necessary.
Another key aspect of our mission is to promote IP education and awareness in the business and academic communities. Henry Goh regularly conducts public seminars and workshops, provides speakers for local and international events, and publishes informative guides and newsletters.
Despite the firm’s impressive growth, we have held true to our roots as a family business with a strong emphasis on professional ethics, high quality work, personalized service and being a responsible corporate citizen.
Back in 1977, the concept of intellectual property rights was still a novelty in developing countries such as Malaysia. Nonetheless, a young legal executive named Mr Henry Goh had the vision that intellectual property would turn out to be the economic currency of future business. Armed with nothing more than a few forms and a typewriter, he established the firm that is known today as Henry Goh.
Mr Henry Goh spared no efforts in promoting the concept of intellectual property as being a client’s most valuable possession. The firm experienced strong growth and success throughout the 1980s and within ten years of its founding, it went from being a one-man start-up to a 30-member firm. Over the next ten years, Henry Goh would go on to become one of the largest intellectual property agencies in Malaysia. By the end of the 1990s, the firm had opened a sister office in Singapore and was further representing clients in neighbouring Brunei Darussalam. Meanwhile, the continued expansion of our presence in Malaysia saw us move our headquarters every decade.
From being an early pioneer who may be credited with raising the visibility of Malaysia on the intellectual property world map, Mr Henry Goh became a prominent figure in the industry. An avid reader and a keen businessman, Mr Goh regularly imparted his wealth of knowledge by conducting seminars and presentations at academic and research organizations, chambers of commerce and business conferences. He guided the firm and its team of dedicated professionals to become consistently rated as the top IP firm in Malaysia for patent and trade mark prosecution.
As an individual, Mr. Goh believed that one reaps what one sows. He was a strict though kind boss who insisted upon the highest standards of professionalism from those who worked with him. Regarded as a father figure, he was well loved and highly respected. He placed tremendous importance on charitable work and helping out the less fortunate and consistently fulfilled the firm’s corporate social responsibilities through various activities that benefitted society. The legacy of his kindness and generosity continues today.
"Our success is a testament to the hard work, sacrifice and perseverance of this firm's greatest assets: its people. Without their untiring efforts, we would not be the firm we are today."
– Henry H. P. Goh (1942 - 2008)