Charmayne Ong joined Skrine as an Associate following her call to the Malaysian Bar in 1987 and was admitted as a Partner in Skrine in 1996. She is a registered Patent Agent, Design Agent and Trade Mark Agent in Malaysia. She is the Head of Intellectual Property division of Skrine and is in charge of both the trademarks registration practice group as well as the IT and E-Commerce practice group.
Charmayne's areas of practice include managing the registration of trademarks and general advisory work relating to the classic forms of IP rights: trade mark, copyright, industrial design rights and patents. Her experience involves advising on and drafting of contracts in intellectual property (e.g. licensing, franchising, distributorships, contract manufacturing and technology transfers). She is also familiar with IT and E-Commerce matters, having been involved in matters relating to e-commerce, Internet banking, Cyberlaws, communications and multimedia.
Charmayne was named as one of AsiaLaw's Leading Lawyers since 2009 for Intellectual Property. She has been listed as a leading individual in Asia Pacific Legal 500 for IT and Telecommunications in since 2008 and also listed as a leading individual in Intellectual Property for Chambers Asia since 2009. She is recognised by Who's Who Legal 2014-2018 as one of the best legal practitioners in Malaysia in the field of Information Technology and Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT). She has also been recognised by Managing IP's IP Star for 2016 & 2017.
Charmayne also held professional memberships in CILS Associate Professional, Congress of the CILS Fellows, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association, Licensing Executives Society Malaysia, INTA, Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES). She also contributes to many IP publications such as the ASEAN Intellectual Property Guide 2018 by Lex Mundi and Lex Mundi Global Gaming Law Guide.
In 1994, the Malaysian Government introduced the National Telecommunication Policy of Malaysia (Policy) with the purpose of setting out the direction for the telecommunications industry between 1994 and 2020 and ensuring that the growth of telecommunications services and its use of technology...