Wong Jin Nee

Partner

Wong Jin Nee is a Registered Patent Agent, Registered Trade Mark Agent and Registered Industrial Agent in Malaysia. She is the Past President of the Licensing Executives Society Malaysia (2000), past Chair of the Bar Council IP Committee, former Head of IPR Committee of the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (EU-MCCI) and past executive committee member of the Malaysian Franchise Association (MFA). Jin Nee is one of the panelists appointed by Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and a certified mediator on the panel of the Malaysian Mediation Centre.  Jin Nee is also one the certified IP Valuers in Malaysia.

Jin Nee’s core competencies include IP monetisation and commercialisation (e.g. licensing, franchising & merchandising), IP Counselling, IP Strategies, brand protection and enforcement, public policy, government outreach and engagement.

Jin Nee has assisted clients on various complex IP transactions including:

  • the global acquisition of large trade mark portfolios including WIPO, EUTM, OAPI and multiple national trade mark registrations, ranging from the Americas, Europe to Asia and Africa with complex chains of ownership and recordal;
  • the reclaim of a famous global trade mark hijacked by a local entity; and
  • representing a master franchisee in a high-stake dispute with its foreign franchisor, advising it on the handling of regulatory and compliance issues and engaging with the regulator to manage operational risks and post-termination restrictions.

Jin Nee has provided strategic IP counselling to assist various clients in navigating through the different forms of IP to achieve optimal protection, developing strategies for clients to manage, leverage and capitalise on their IP portfolios.

Jin Nee has been consistently identified as one of the leading individuals in IP and Franchise for many consecutive years by the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who in Trade Mark & Franchise Practices, Chambers, Practical Law Company, WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals and many others.

Jin Nee is also a regular contributor of the Franchise and Trade Mark publications published by Getting the Deal Through.