Copyright Protection & Registration
In Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
What is Copyright?
A copyright is an intellectual property right which protects original works of authorship in, but not exclusive to, the cultural, arts, and technology sectors. Copyright is a legal form of protection used by creators, authors, designers, architects of such works to protect original works including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architectural drawings.
Malaysia is a member state of the Berne Convention.
Berne Convention gives automatic copyright protection to original works without the need for registration. A work is eligible for protection automatically upon the fulfillment of the following conditions:
✔ Sufficient effort has been expanded to make the work original in character
✔ The work has been written down, recorded or reduced to a material form
✔ The author is a qualified person, or the work is made in Malaysia, or the work is first published in Malaysia
Copyright Act 1987
The main legislation governing copyright in Malaysia is the Copyright Act 1987. This Act provides a voluntary registration system of copyrighted works in Malaysia for the purposes of identifying and distinguishing the titles and ownership of works. This system serves as a prima facie evidence in the Court of Law with reference to disputes related to copyright.
How Can We Help You Protect Your Copyright?
Our team of Intellectual Property professionals are highly skilled in conducting all matters relating to copyright protection and registration, from the beginning to the end of the registration process.
We can assist you with:
✔ Copyright Statutory Declaration Drafting
✔ Copyright Voluntary Notification Filing
✔ Copyright Licensing
✔ Copyright Portfolio Management
✔ Copyright Renewal
✔ Copyright Sale
✔ Copyright Registration in Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
Copyright Protection & Registration FAQ
- Berne Convention provided by WIPO
- Copyright Act 1987 provided by MyIPO