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Operational Headquarter (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Lok Choon Hong
Lok Choon Hong
(Director)

Lok Choon Hong holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Malaya and Master of Laws Degree from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom specializing in intellectual property law. Lok also holds an executive MBA degrees from INSEAD, France/Singapore and EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing,China.

Lok is a qualified lawyer (non-practising) for Malaysia and Singapore and a registered trademark, patent, and ID agent in Malaysia. He specializes in all aspects of intellectual property registration, transfer, licensing, commercialization, enforcement and advisory work and is actively involved in IP consultancy for clients in the Asean and China regions for the past fifteen (15) years. He is the founder director of Global IP Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, an intellectual property rights consultancy firm with offices based in Singapore, Malaysia Philippines and Brunei with representative offices in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Apart from IP consultancy works, Lok is also actively involved in venture / angel capital investment in IP based companies. He is the founding president of Association of Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs and Organisations (AIPO), an Asean based NGO established to promote monetization and commercialization of intellectual property assets.


Singapore Office

Patrick Chow
Patrick Chow
(Director)

Patrick Chow graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1980. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1981.

After a year of being a legal assistant he joined an established firm as an associate. In 1985 he set up his firm in the name of Patrick Chow & Associates handling both civil and criminal work. The main areas of his practice include conveyancing, claims recovery, family matters, intellectual property and civil litigation. The firm was in active practice for more than 27 years.

Patrick Chow has for many years been a part time lecturer in Company Law and Commercial Laws for participants sitting for their ACCA qualifications. He was also a course instructor in Company Law courses organized by the Extramural Department of the National University of Singapore in the early years of his practice.

He held directorship in PINTAS Pte Ltd, a boutique firm providing intellectual property service in the registration of patents, copyright, trade marks and industrial design. Patrick Chow has filed numerous patent applications in Singapore for a number of Malaysian Universities and research institutes. He actively promotes awareness of intellectual property by delivering many talks in Chinese and English to great number of small and medium enterprises in various organizations including the Chinese Chambers of Commerce. Patrick Chow is conversant in both Chinese and English languages.


Malaysia Office

Lok Choon Hong
Lok Choon Hong
(Director)

Lok Choon Hong holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from University of Malaya and Master of Laws Degree from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom specializing in intellectual property law. Lok also holds an executive MBA degrees from INSEAD, France/Singapore and EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing,China.

Lok is a qualified lawyer (non-practising) for Malaysia and Singapore and a registered trademark, patent, and ID agent in Malaysia. He specializes in all aspects of intellectual property registration, transfer, licensing, commercialization, enforcement and advisory work and is actively involved in IP consultancy for clients in the Asean and China regions for the past fifteen (15) years. He is the founder director of Global IP Southeast Asia Pte Ltd, an intellectual property rights consultancy firm with offices based in Singapore, Malaysia Philippines and Brunei with representative offices in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Apart from IP consultancy works, Lok is also actively involved in venture / angel capital investment in IP based companies. He is the founding president of Association of Intellectual Property Entrepreneurs and Organisations (AIPO), an Asean based NGO established to promote monetization and commercialization of intellectual property assets.

Jerry Day
Jerry Day
(UK Patent Attorney)

Jerry Day is an Englishman who has been in the patent profession since January 1960.
He has a degree of BSc in chemistry from the University of Birmingham.
He qualified as a UK Patent Attorney in 1965 and became a European Patent Attorney in 1978.
He has a very wide experience of all aspects of patent and industrial design law in UK and elsewhere including drafting patent specifications in many fields that are wholly unconnected with chemistry, advising on issues of validity and infringement, and assisting the legal team in preparation for several large infringement cases, both as plaintiff and as defendants.
He has also had wide experience in copyright law, especially insofar as it involves three-dimensional reproduction of design drawings and has reasonable experience of plant variety right applications and protection.
Since coming to Malaysia in 1995 he has served as an expert witness in a number of patent infringement actions and as a lecturer in various aspects of IP law at a number of symposia. He has also been a tutor, particularly on patent drafting to assistants and paralegals of patent agent and law firms in Malaysia.


Thailand Office

Frank Fougere
Frank Fougere

Franck Fougere is the Managing Partner of Ananda Intellectual Property and co-director of Orbis Limited and has practiced in Thailand since 2003.

His practice areas include patent and trademark prosecution, anti-counterfeiting efforts, and litigation.

In addition to servicing several high profile multinational corporations in Europe, China, and Southeast Asia, Franck is a frequent speaker of cutting-edge IP issues at professional symposiums and conferences.

Franck is a regular lecturer in patent law for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He served as President of the Franco Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) from 2009 to 2013 and as Vice Chairman of the European ASEAN Business Center (EABC) Working Group on IPR in 2011-2013. Asia Law and Legal 500 have recognized Franck as a leading IP practitioner in Thailand, and in 2012/2013 he won the International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards in Thailand IP-Patent category. Franck's writings include several expert studies and articles on international and regional IP law issues.


Indonesia Office

Marodin Sijabat
Marodin Sijabat
(Indonesia representative)

Marodin Sijabat holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Universitas Darma Agung and has admitted to the Bar in 1994. Sijabat is a licensed advocate with strong expertise in Intellectual Property, Company Law and other aspects of Commercial Law in Indonesia and has 20 years' experience. He has represented numerous Japanese clients, mostly for trademark infringement cases. Sijabat's area of practise for GIP Indonesia will be overseeing all aspects of Intellectual Property prosecution and litigation. His professional associations include PERADI (Persatuan Advokat Indonesia/Indonesian Advocates Association).


Vietnam Office

DO Thi My Lien
DO Thi My Lien

DO Thi My Lien is Director of HAVIP Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. She holds a BA in English and an MBA in Economics of Vietnam National University. In addition, she has attended many IP courses, such as: Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Intellectual Property (2004) ); WIPO, General Course on Intellectual Property (2006); WIPO, the Advanced course on Copyright and Related rights (2007); JAPAN, Training course for Advanced IP Practitioners (2007); EPO, Training course on Patent Drafting Techniques (2008). She has experienced in IP works for more than 12 years, and joined HAVIP in 2005. Her professional associations include membership in the International trademark Association (INTA); Asian Patent Attorneys' Association (APAA); International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

LE Xuan Thinh
LE Xuan Thinh

LE Xuan Thinh is the representative partner of HAVIP Intellectual Property Co., Ltd. Before joining HAVIP, he worked as a technical consultant in project construction, mineral mining and industrial equipment. He holds a B.S. in Metallurgy from Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (1993), BA in English and Chinese from Taiwan National Chengchi University (1997). He also earned an MBA degree from Columbia Southern University (2005). In addition, he has completed General Course on IP WIPO (2008). He is in charge of translation Department, he can translate patent specifications in relation to chemistry, machinery and industrial equipments from English, Chinese into Vietnamese and vice versa. Additionally, he is responsible for Business Development Department. His professional associations include membership in the Asian Patent Attorneys' Association (APAA).

TRINH Quoc Trung
TRINH Quoc Trung

TRINH Quoc Trung holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering of Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Then, he earned a BA in English and an MBA in Law. Besides, he has also attended many IP Courses: IP Law course of NOIP and HCM University of law; IP course in Japan (2008); Training course on Patent Drafting Techniques (2008). Trung has 8 years of experience in IP field. He handles preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of machinery, electricity, and biology as well as preparation and prosecution design applications. He has drafted many patent specifications. He is also representative of many Companies in Vietnam in filing Patent application in Thailand, in Cambodia and in China. His professional associations include membership in the Asian Patent Attorneys' Association (APAA).


General Manager of United GIPs

Tatsuzo Higashikawa
Tatsuzo Higashikawa
(Corporate Advisor)

Tatsuzo Higashikawa plays his role as a Corporate Advisor for GLOBAL IP SOUTHEAST ASIA(GIP ASEAN). His activities have been making important contribution on the stronger mutual relationship among the member offices of United GIPs, and GIP ASEAN is one of the member offices of United GIPs.

Tatsuzo Higashikawa holds a BS in Agricultural Science from Kinki University and an MBA from the University of Wales, and has also received 1-year academic training at the University of Kiel (CAU), Germany. Mr. Higashikawa had worked for two Kyoto-based companies specializing in Japanese traditional handicrafts, before joining Shinjyu Global IP in 1991 as the General Manager. Mr. Higashikawa has been involved in the establishment of all member firms of United GIPs, and he is currently in charge of management matters within United GIPs, in the cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Washington, DC, Beijing, Seoul, Munich, Singapore and New Delhi.

He speaks English, Japanese and German.

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