Starting Business can provide comprehensive consultancy on all areas of Malaysia trademarks to individuals and companies whether you are based in Malaysia or elsewhere. We are fully equipped to perform design, search, registration and renewal services and will provide you with advice throughout the entire registration process. Our international presence enables us to conduct effective trademark searches and registration in Malaysia in a professional and timely manner.
The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, also referred to as MyIPO, is the intellectual property registry in Malaysia and has the responsibility for registering all Malaysia trademarks. MyIPO is head quartered in Kuala Lumpur and all applications for trademark registration are sent to this office.
A Malaysia trademark is defined as a sign capable of graphical representation and used to identify respective goods or services in the market place. It is possible for a Malaysia trademark to be a combination of words, logos, names, numbers or pictures. It is permitted for any person or company to apply for registration in Malaysia regardless of whether they are a resident or citizen of Malaysia, provided they intend to use the trademark in the country.
It is provided by Malaysia trademark law that all registered marks are valid for a period of 10 years and renewable every 10 years thereafter. Renewal of a Malaysia trademark is based on compliance with the Trademarks Act 1976.
Both the Trademarks Regulations 1997 and the Trademarks Act 1976 regulate Malaysia trademarks and provides the scope for which it will protected against cases of infringement and passing off in Malaysia by third parties.
The Trademarks Act 1976 provides protection but only within the boundaries of Malaysia however the level of protection within the country is high for registered marks. Once the mark is approved for registration, exclusive rights of the mark are issued to the mark owner. These rights prevent third parties from using the same of similar trademarks in Malaysia which may cause harm or confusion to the registered mark. The Trademarks Act 1976 provides sanctions and remedies available for trademark owners where they wish to sue on grounds of infringement or passing off.
Starting Business can provide comprehensive consultation for your Malaysia trademark registration, from assisting you with the initial search to administering the relevant documentation. We are experienced in all aspects of Malaysia trademarks from the initial designing process to ensuring that successful renewal is obtained.
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