Patent Protection & Registration
In Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
What is a Patent?
Patent and certificate for a utility innovation protect inventions that create new products or processes, offer advanced technical solutions to a problem, or whose improvement builds upon a known product or process.
Malaysia is a member state of the Paris Convention. An application for a Malaysian Patent may rely on a foreign priority if it is filed within twelve months from the foreign priority date in another member state of the Paris Convention.
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Malaysia acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty as of 16th May 2006 and the Treaty effectively came into force nationally on the 16th August 2006. A PCT application undergoes an evaluation according to a set of rules and regulations governed by WIPO and in agreement with 153 PCT member countries. Therefore, an application is equivalent to filing national applications in each designated countries. The PCT is beneficial for applicants seeking to protect their inventions internationally.
Patents Act 1983 & Patents Regulations 1986
The patent and utility innovation system in Malaysia is governed by the Patents Act 1983 and the Patents Regulations 1986.
How Can We Help You Secure
Your Patent & Utility Innovations?
Our team of Intellectual Property professionals handle and oversee a full range of matters relating to Patent and Utility Innovation Protection. We can assist you with:
✔ Patent Searches
✔ Patent Drafting
✔ Patent Licensing
✔ Patent Portfolio Management
✔ Patent Renewal
✔ Patent Sale & Transfer
✔ Patent Registration In Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
Patent Application Procedure In Malaysia
Are there differences in application for Patent and Utility Innovation?
The procedure for an application for a patent for an invention and a certificate for a utility innovation are the same, bar the number of claims permissible.
What are the number of claims allowed?
Unlike a regular patent, whereby the application for more than one claim can be made, in the case of a utility innovation only one claim is allowed.
Can the owner be granted both a Patent and Utility Innovation?
It is not possible for an applicant to be granted both a Patent and a certificate for a Utility Innovation for the same invention. However, it is possible to convert an application for a Patent into an application for a Utility Innovation and vice versa.
Patent Protection & Registration FAQ
- Patents Act 1983 provided by MyIPO
- Patents Regulations 1986 provided by MyIPO
- Paris Convention provided by WIPO