Trademark Protection & Registration
In Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
What is a Trademark?
A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one person or enterprise from another. This can be a logo, a slogan, a word, a domain name, a colour, a sound, a letter, a shape, a phrase, a design or a combination of any of these. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights.
Trademarks Act 2019 & Trademarks Regulations 2019
Malaysia Trademarks Act 2019
The Malaysia Trademarks Act 2019 and the Malaysia Trademarks Regulations 2019 officially came into force in Malaysia on 27th December 2019.
Malaysia Trade Marks Act 1976
The implementation of the new Act replaces the Malaysia Trade Marks Act 1976.
According to the new Act, Trademarks are defined by…
”Trademark’ means any sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.’
‘A sign may constitute a trademark even though…
‘…it is used in relation to a service ancillary to the trade or business of an undertaking and whether or not the service is provided for money or money’s worth.’
‘References in this Act to a trademark includes…
‘…unless the context otherwise requires, references to a collective mark of certification mark.’ (MyIPO, 2019)
How Can We Help You Protect Your Trademark?
Our team of Intellectual Property professionals conduct and manage all matters related to trademark protection, ranging from trademark searches, applications, examinations, publications, grants and renewals. We advise clients on trademark opposition or refusals on relative or absolute grounds, ensuring efficiency and accuracy from the beginning to end of the registration process.
We can assist you with:
✔ Trademark Searches
✔ Trademark Licensing
✔ Trademark Assignment
✔ Trademark Application
✔ Trademark Infringement Monitoring
✔ Trademark Portfolio Management
✔ Trademark Rights Enforcement
✔ Trademark Sale & Transfer
✔ Trademark Renewal
✔ Trademark Registration In Malaysia, ASEAN & Worldwide
Following the implementation of the Malaysia Trademarks Act 2019, we are now able to provide international trademark registration via the Madrid Protocol. This allows trademark owners to protect their marks across 121 countries through one application, in one language, paying one fee.
Key Reasons to Register Your Trademark
On 27th September 2019,
Malaysia became the 106th member of the Madrid Protocol System upon depositing the instrument of accession with World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty devised to facilitate the international trademark registration process. Trademark owners can gain protection of his or her trademark up to 120 countries through a single application, through a single language and with a single fee.
Malaysia Trademarks Classification
Malaysia adopts the 10th edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services.