Marks & Clerk has further strengthened its Malaysian team with the appointment of four further patent specialists, providing a significant increase in the capabilities of the office.
Following the recruitment of two additional life science patent agents (Kameel Kaur Bassi and Elina Maszura Isa Abdillah) earlier in the year, the office in Kuala Lumpur office has welcomed Phang Sound Pien and Nurul Syazrina Mohamad Anil Shah. who specialises in electronics, telecommunications, mechanics and software systems.
Phang is a Malaysian patent, trade mark and design agent and has worked as an engineer with world-renowned multinational companies including Panasonic, before moving into the field of intellectual property in 2012 where he has worked with a number of prominent IP firms in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. He said of his appointment “I am thrilled to be joining the growing team at Marks & Clerk in Malaysia. There is arguably no other IP firm with such a truly global offering, so it’s particularly exciting to be part of such an impressive network of IP experts around the world”.
Syazrina brings considerable experience in handling patent matters for local and international clients, as well as handling industrial design matters, on behalf of a number of eminent IP and law firms in Malaysia. She is an electronics engineering graduate has published several research papers on 3D image and video processing, and is a registered member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).
Chris Hemingway, Director of Marks & Clerk’s Malaysian team, said: “We are proud to welcome these brilliant new recruits who join our now 14-strong patent team in Kuala Lumpur. Their strong engineering backgrounds, impressive CVs and sector specialisms will make them tremendous assets to our Malaysian client base.”
Daniel Talbot-Ponsonby, Chairman of Marks & Clerk International, added: “Twelve years ago – in recognition of Malaysia’s potential for innovation, rapid economic progress and open business environment – we established our Malaysian office and have proudly watched it go from strength to strength.
‘It remains an important territory for our clients and has continued to play a key role in the intellectual property arena in South East Asia in recent years. Our strong, multi-skilled, multi-lingual team is well placed to guide clients through these fundamental changes and protect, and maximise the value, of their innovations.”