MarQonsult® was established in February 2002 as an intellectual property (IP) consultancy firm and subsequently incorporated in 2005 under its current name, MarQonsult IP. The firm is located in Petaling Jaya, a city adjoining Kuala Lumpur, and is about a 15 minute train (LRT) ride from the Malaysia IP Office, MyIPO.
MarQonsult® was founded by Clara C F Yip, who holds a double degree in law and economics from Auckland University, New Zealand.
She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1993, before returning to Malaysia to qualify as an advocate and solicitor of the Malayan Bar in 1994. She became a registered trade mark and industrial design agent in the course of her IP practice over a decade, and in 2004, she ventured into the patents field having passed the Malaysian patent agent examination at her first sitting, and qualified as a registered patent agent. She has to date attained more than 23 years of experience in a wide range of IP work including all aspects of filing and prosecution, IP disputes, IP protection and defensive strategies, IP due diligence, cancellation and invalidation proceedings, and enforcement, amongst others. She is proficient in English and Malay and is conversant in Cantonese, French and basic Mandarin. She has been voted Asialaw 's Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property annually from 2006 to 2010, nominated in the 2014 & 2015 editions of Euromoney's Expert Guides – Women in Business Law, and is a recommended attorney with Global Law Experts.
MarQonsult® provides timely, personalised and specialised consultation and assistance to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals seeking to manage and protect their intellectual property rights, as well as to profit from their intangible assets. Its niche lies in its ability to recognise and adapt to its clients' business needs in a competitive environment.
The firm's skilled expertise is delivered from both commercial and legal perspectives thereby helping clients make informed decisions across a wider range of issues, as well as avoid common pitfalls in the registration, exploitation, enforcement and maintenance of their intellectual property rights in Malaysia and regionally.
MarQonsultIP is synonymous with effective delivery of services marked by its: quick response time; in-depth client counseling; affordability and adaptability; commercially viable IP strategies; result-oriented approach; and a high rate of success prosecuting applications with MyIPO. The firm counsels local and international businesses, institutions and organisations. Its loyal base of clients testifies to its commitment to personalised service, reliability in its delivery, and affordable pricing.
Awards include: 2006-2010, 2017, 2018 Asialaw's Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property 2014 & 2017 Euromoney's Expert Guides – Women in Business Law 2013, 2014 & 2015 Global Law Experts Recommended Firm (IP law – Malaysia); 2014 Corporate International (IP law– Malaysia); 2011 Finance Monthly Law Award (IP law – Malaysia); 2012 Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards (Intellectual Property – Malaysia); 2013 & 2014 Global 100 (Intellectual Property Firm of the Year – Malaysia).