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Charmayne Ong

Charmayne Ong

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Charmayne Ong
Partner, head of IP
Skrine
Malaysia

Overview

Charmayne Ong is a partner and head of intellectual property at Skrine. She is registered as a patent agent, design agent and trademark agent in Malaysia. Ong oversees the patent, design, trademark and copyright registration practice groups, as well as the IT and e-commerce practice group. She focuses on managing trademark registrations and general IP advisory work as part of her role. Ong also provides advice on and drafts contracts in areas including licensing, franchising and technology transfer.

Contact

Tel: +60 3 2081 3813

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Professional Highlights

  •   Acted for a leading foreign IT service provider for an IT outsourcing project that involved the provision of IT products (including hardware and software) and services to the IT subsidiary of an established local bank. The scope of work included the review, drafting and negotiations of the IT outsourcing agreement and other IT-related agreements.
  •   Acted for an Indonesian bank in reviewing, drafting, advising and conducting negotiations in relation to a system licence and services agreement with a Labuan incorporated IT service provider. This complex transaction involved the (a) outsourcing of the bank’s data centre, disaster recovery facility and management services; (b) licence and implementation of a new system to process the bank’s daily banking transactions; and (c) provision of maintenance services of the licensed system; in Indonesia.
  •   Acted for a prominent Islamic insurance operator in Malaysia in reviewing, drafting and advising in relation to an IT infrastructure operations management services agreement with a leading IT service provider. This transaction involved the outsourcing of the management of the insurance operator’s IT systems.
  •   Acted for a leading international life insurance company in reviewing, drafting, advising and conducting negotiations in relation to a managed contact centre services agreement which involved outsourcing of call centre management services to a leading IT service provider in Malaysia.
  •   Acted for a leading global IT service provider for an IT outsourcing project that involved the outsourcing of IT systems for a regional supermarket company. The scope of work included advice, review, drafting and negotiations of the IT outsourcing agreement.
  •   Acted for a local IT service provider in viewing, drafting, advising and conducting negotiations in relation to a substantial outsourcing project with a local bank. The work undertaken had progressed to a very advanced stage although ultimately the project did not complete due to other reasons. 

Participation in Wider Community

Authored/Co-authored the following articles/chapters:

  •  “Product Liability in Malaysia” 1999, in an Australian publication entitled “Product Liability in the Asia Pacific, Second Edition” together with Lim Yen Hui
  • “Product Recall in Malaysia” 2000 in a newsletter entitled “Product Liability, Advertising, Unfair Competition and Consumer Affairs, Volume 8 No.2” together with Lim Yen Hui. This is a Newsletter of the Committee S (Products Liability, Advertising, Unfair Competition and Consumer Affairs) of the International Bar Association Section on Business Law
  • “Product Recall in Malaysia” 2000 in an Australian journal entitled “Australian Product Liability Reporter, Volume 11 No.7” together with Lim Yen Hui
  • “E-commerce and Telecommunications in Malaysia” 2000 in a publication entitled “The New Project Finance for Asia” (Euromoney Publication) together with Chew Yu Shen and Kuek Pei Yee
  • The Malaysian chapter in a publication entitled “World Intellectual Property Rights & Remedies” (Oceana Publications) 2000 to 2005 together with Chew Yu Shen
  • The Malaysian chapter on “Building and Enforcing Intellectual Property Value: An International Guide For The Boardroom 2003” (Globe White Page) together with Kuek Pei Yee
  • The Malaysian chapter in a publication entitled “The Preston Gates Guide to Telecommunications in Asia” 2003 (Asia Law & Practice) together with Lim Yen Hui.
  • “Legislative Changes Signify Further Improvement for IP”, in a publication entitled “Managing Intellectual Property: Asia-Pactific IP Focus 2003” together with Lim Yen Hui
  • “IP law in Malaysia” published in the 2004 Member Directory for Lex Mundi’s IP World Desk Reference together with Jeannette Tan Li Shyan
  • The Malaysian chapter in a publication entitled “The Preston Gates Guide to Telecommunications in Asia” 2004 (Asia Law & Practice) together with Lim Yen Hui and Chew Yu Shen
  • “Intellectual Property Rights in Malaysia” published in the International IP Law Firms 2005 (HurryMedia Co Ltd., China)

Delivered the following presentations:

  • “Technology Transfer – Making the Most Of Your IP” organized by Lexis Nexis and Malayan Law Journal (MLJ) at Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, November 2008.
  •  “Key Principles In Drafting IT Contracts” at the Lexis Nexis and Malayan Law Journal (MLJ) Seminar, June 2005

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of CILS Associate Professional
  • Member for Congress of the CILS Fellows
  • Member of Malaysian Intellectual Property Association
  • Member of Licensing Executives Society Malaysia
  • Member of INTA
  • Member of Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Member of The Association Of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)

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