Gameladha Nasirifiin bin Arifin
IP Rights is headed by Gameladha Nasiriffin bin Arifin. Known as Gamel for short given the long and often confusing manner on how to pronounce his name, Gamel read law at the Sheffield City Polytechnic and graduated with honours in 1995. He was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1999 and has since been its member.
Gamel's strength lies in trademarks and copyrights and has worked on the registration of a number of trademarks, which have been successfully registered and submission of copyrights. Gamel has also advised clients on licensing and franchising and have liaised with officials from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in relation to licensing and franchising issues.
Maniam graduated from University Putra Malaysia in Physics and is a veteran in the Intellectual Property consultancy industry with over 20 years experience. He has an impressive resume which boasts of his work on over 50 patent submissions. Prior to joining IP Rights, Maniam was attached to an internationally renowed Intellectual Property consultancy outfit operating in Kuala Lumpur. He is a qualified Trademark, Industrial Design and Patent agent.
He is a Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) foreign member. Maniam was also trained by the Japanese Patent Office and is therefore well versed in issues relating to international patent registrations. Given his seniority in the industry, Maniam has strong links with the Trademark and Patent Office.
Leong Jin Hoong
Leong handles all types of patent issues including pre-patenting investigations, prior art searches, patent drafting and prosecution. Leong also works with business-related IP issues such as strategies IP consultation and questions regarding validity, infringement, due diligence,patent mining and freedom to operate. He is a qualified Trademark, Industrial Design and Patent agent.
He works with executives, managers, in-house attorneys, inventors, and principals to develop and implement patent strategies and ensure that those strategies are integrated with the organisation's business plan. Leong had attended numerous Intellectual Property Trainings among others South East Asian Patent Drafting (SEAD) course. He speaks fluently in English, Malay and Mandarin.