The Intellectual Property (IP) sector in Malaysia has been growing steadily over the past few years and statistics have shown that Malaysians are becoming more and more educated about their IP rights and are beginning to construct a better understanding and perception towards it.
In this era of globalization and technological advancement, the protection of one’s IP has been seemingly common due to the increase of inventions and innovations, which proves to be a necessity as well as an investment to a particular business. It makes me happy to know that business owners are starting to understand the value that their brand name holds and what step needs to be taken to protect the ingenuity of it.
Intellect has been established for nearly two decades and I am very glad to know that our company has assisted thousands of business owners to protect their IP and even to commercialize their IP. But our work does not stop there. We will continue to create the awareness and educate as many as possible about the importance of protecting one’s IP and the benefits that could be attained.
CEO of Intellect Group of IP Companies
Joanne co-founded the Intellect Group with Solomon, bringing with her operational and administrative background thanks to her Bachelor of Public Administration….
Bryan is the Executive Director of Intellect Patent & Innovation Sdn Bhd, a member of the Intellect Group. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)…
Bee Cheng has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and Accounts administration, assisting the Intellect Group in identifying quality human capital for …
Meticulous, passionate, creative, vibrant – these are some of the adjectives that could be used to describe our in-house Principal Franchise Consultant who is …
“Started from scratch to an expert no match”. Stanley joined Intellect in 2009 with scarce knowledge on Intellectual Property (IP) as he was a Business Administration…
With 18 years of practical IP management experience, Solomon spearheads the direction of the Intellect Group to make sure that it is constantly on the forefront of meeting the Intellectual Property consultation needs of the business community.
A registered Trademark agent with an MBA from the University of South Australia, his natural foresight and business acumen saw him specializing in wholistic IP management soon after the beginning of his career. In 1993, he founded the Intellect Group that went on to conquer a 70 percent market share in Northern Malaysia – providing IP consultation in trademark, patent, copyright and industrial design matters.
An inspiring leader with a strong visionary approach, knowing the IP industry inside out enables him to lead the Intellect Team to provide IP solutions with sound legal, technical and business sensibilities and foresight.
Solomon can be found in the Shanghai Business Magazine every month, sharing his thoughts on Intellectual Property issues in his personal column. As he continues to lead the Intellect Group in its current regional expansion, he also makes time for his charity work as an active Lion, while throwing in some vigorous laps at the pool!
Joanne co-founded the Intellect Group with Solomon, bringing with her operational and administrative background thanks to her Bachelor of Public Administration honors degree from UUM.
Also an IP professional, Joanne is a Registered Trademark as well as Industrial Design Agent. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, she has the technical and procedural know-how of trademark, industrial design, copyright and patent at her fingertips. Joanne’s strength lies in overseeing the operations of the Intellect Group – making sure that the services delivered are technically accurate, timely and cost-effective.
In addition to that, she also possesses a holistic understanding of the IP industry, making her an indispensable advisor for franchising, licensing and other business expansion matters. Joanne is also a member of the Malaysian Association of Creativity and Innovation (Macri) and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), in addition to being a nationally-recognized IP professional.
In 2004, she was the Malaysian representative to a Japan Patent Office Intellectual Property course conducted in Japan as a result of a nomination by the Ministry of Trade and Consumer Affairs.
Bryan is the Executive Director of Intellect Patent & Innovation Sdn Bhd, a member of the Intellect Group. He graduated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, majoring in Mechatronics. He went on to obtain his MBA from the University of South Australia.
As a Registered Patent Agent and Industrial Design (ID) Agent, Bryan has vast experience in providing consultancy in regards to Patent and ID matters while supervising all work related to Patent & ID registration and prosecution. At Intellect, his engineering background and technical skills are put to good use as he is instrumental in establishing Intellect Patent & Innovation Sdn Bhd in the Intellect Group and putting the process automation in place. Clients are assured of the highest quality of patent drafting and prosecution possible as Bryan combines his technical expertise with his team of engineers and our in-house lawyer’s legal knowledge.
Bryan is also a Certified Professional Trainer from Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad, which enables him to provide holistic training to clients and associates. His involvement in being a monthly columnist in the Shanghai Magazine and other magazines also provides the platform for him to enhance the awareness of IP to the community. Bryan has conducted numerous talks, seminars, workshops, and training to the public and in-house scientist & engineers on IP, engineering, innovation, and creativity.
As with the client-first culture of this company, Bryan also draws on his strong people and management skills to ensure the efficiency of the company. In his free time, he catches up with his reading to stay abreast with the latest technology and management updates. With his all-around abilities, Bryan dispels the nerdy engineer myth – the testaments to which being his involvement in inter-company badminton games, charity work, and excellent client relationship management skills.
The pioneer and the longest with the firm, Siew Siew is a seasoned Intellectual Property Director at Intellect.
One of the most dedicated staff that pioneered the Intellect Group along with its co-founders, her hands-on IP practice has been enhanced and consolidated when she attended an IP management trainers’ course conducted in Japan by the Japan Patent Office and she is also a PSMB certified professional trainer. Siew Siew is highly well-versed with local and overseas Trademark registration, as well as experienced in helping companies identify their needs in patent and industrial design registration.
Her friendly approach manner and strong communication skills make her a highly effective front-liner for the Intellect Group, often being the first point of reference for companies who need to gain an insight into IP and the services provided.
Her efficient and swift follow-up manners have been a strong contributing factor to the high levels of client satisfaction enjoyed by the Intellect Group over the years.
Bee Cheng has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources and Accounts administration, assisting the Intellect Group in identifying quality human capital for the Intellect Team as well as managing accounts and the company budget to maintain a sound cash flow and constantly updated financial status.
She also oversees purchasing where her negotiation skills have proven effective in helping the company acquire purchases at competitive pricing while maintaining a cordial working relationship with the vendors.
Ultimately, this results in the lean expenditure that enables the Intellect Group to offer our services at very reasonable pricing without compromising on the quality and a decent profit margin for sustainable growth.
Alex is the Trade Mark and Copyright Director leading his team in various trademark prosecution matters. From trademark pre-consultation, search and filing, to opposition and litigation support matters, he is able to provide every angle of consultancy to clients locally and internationally.
As a Registered Trade Mark Agent armed with an honors bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Northumbria, Alex’s trained legal mind complements his practical Trademark work – making him an expert prosecutor in Trademark opposition and litigation matters. He is therefore actively involving in many of our clients’ disputed cases and or infringement and passing off matter that required him to work together with our legal partners to provide the most cost-effective solution and measurement to our clients.
As a Certified Professional Trainer from Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad, Alex is able to conduct holistic IP training to clients, associates, seminars, workshops and has also been invited as the speaker in the matter concerning his expertise.
With a result driven, self-motivated and resourceful networks with a proven ability to develop and strengthen the client’s business approach, Alex has successfully advised the client to grow the client’s company and minimizing the legal complexity.
Meticulous, passionate, creative, vibrant – these are some of the adjectives that could be used to describe our in-house Principal Franchise Consultant who is always on the ball. He enjoys assisting potential licensors and franchisors to identify the right method of business expansion for them and he will steadfastly ensure that every step is taken correctly and not one aspect is overlooked once the project has commenced.
Some of his previous roles included those in the management level in OldTown White Coffee and PappaRich so you could be assured that he has had the hands-on experiences, valuable skills and actual grasps of what the franchise industry entails.
“Started from scratch to an expert no match”. Stanley joined Intellect in 2009 with scarce knowledge on Intellectual Property (IP) as he was a Business Administration (Honours) graduate from UTAR.
Such did not deter him from accumulating the knowledge and experiences over the years and climbing the corporate ladder. He now leads the Trademark Operation Division in handling trademark registrations, objection, hearing, opposition, litigation and Copyright matters. He is also a familiar face at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) following up complicated matters with the Registrar, attending Ex-parte Hearings and etcetera.
Although operation tasks are his forte, nonetheless he has also dealt with several large corporations to ensure that the clients’ IP need is fully attended to and protected, namely Extra Excel Sdn. Bhd., H.O.L. Chain Store (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (a.k.a. House of Leather), Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Ltd, Luxury Sleep (M) Sdn. Bhd. and various other property developers in Malaysia.
Stanley is also a Certified Professional Trainer under Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) who is specializes in training related to trademark and copyright. Adding to that, he also adds the title of a Registered Trade Mark Agent in Malaysia to its belt of achievements.
Serving as a “backbone” of the trademark department, he consistently ensures the operation department will perform and function at its best.
Cheryl has working experience in the legal field for more than 10 years and she is currently the IP Manager at Intellect Worldwide. She is leading the operation team and responsible for overseeing the operation and ensuring that businesses run efficiently, consistently high levels of service, profitability, and compliance of our internal SOP standard to meet the ultimate customer satisfaction.
Sharon Neoh leads the Corporate Business department and her focus is more towards building the IPeople Academy, a new service by Intellect Group providing training related to Intellectual property Rights such as trademark, copyright, patent, industrial design, and franchising.
Sharon holds an ABE UK Certificate in Business Administration and brings with her more than 20 years of marketing experience. Her strength in Public Relation, People Management, Negotiation skills are unquestionable.
Under her leadership, IPeople Academy is set to move forward with more niche training modules and reachable to the larger target market in the years to come.