Ms Charmayne Ong Poh Yin > Skrine > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Level 8, Wisma UOA Damansara
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Work Department

  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Intellectual Property




Charmayne heads both the Intellectual Property (IP) practice and the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice. As a leading figure in IP and TMT legal advisory and compliance, Charmayne has extensive experience in both spaces and has worked with regulators, public institutions and companies of all sizes in shaping the future of IP and TMT.

Charmayne’s expertise includes managing the registration of and general advisory and drafting work relating to the classic forms of IP rights (trade mark, copyright, industrial design rights and patents). She also regularly deals with regulators and advises clients who provide technology and telecommunications services such as satellite, internet and on-demand content services on complex and novel regulatory compliance and licensing matters.

She is also the Malaysian member of the Global Leaders Forum (TMT practice) and a member of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) (for IP and TMT).


English, Malay and Cantonese.


  • Member, Center for international Legal Studies (CILS) Associate Professional
  • Member, Congress of the CILS Fellows
  • Member, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society Malaysia
  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Asian Patent Attorneys Association
  • Member, The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES)
  • Malaysian member, Global Leaders Forum (TMT practice)
  • Member, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) (for IP and TMT)


  • Trade Mark Agent
  • Design Agent
  • Patent Agent
  • Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (1987)
  • Certificate of Legal Practice, Malaysia (1986)
  • LL.B (Hons) University College London (1985)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

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Charmayne Ong Poh Yin, noted for her ability to ‘see the bigger picture’ on complex IP cases, and specialist in Malaysian IP disputes, Khoo Guan Huat, co-lead the offering at Skrine. The team advises on the full range of IP matters; it provides assistance and advice on the protection and management of rights, in addition to its work concerning licensing and enforcing rights. The practice’s client list is formed of high-profile companies across an array of sectors, including technology and pharmaceutical companies. Standout work includes its action for Nokia in defence of its patent rights. Kuek Pei Yee has expertise in matters involving counterfeiting, whilst Teh Hong Koon has a growing specialism in international and cross-jurisdictional trademark enforcement work. Two internal partner promotions in 2021, including Joshua Teoh and Melissa Long, have bolstered the team.

Malaysia > TMT (including Fintech)

(Hall of Fame)

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