Malaysia

Background

1. IP Office
The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is an agency under the purview of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism. MyIPO is responsible for the development and administration of intellectual property rights (IPR) system in Malaysia which consist of industrial property (patent, trade mark, industrial design and layout design of integrated circuit); and copyright and related rights.

MyIPO’s main function includes:

MyIPO’s core services include:

2. Other IP/ IP related Agency

National Intellectual Property Policy
The National Intellectual Property Policy was launched on 27 April 2007.
http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10180/21979/ip_policy_eng.pdf

Organization

Registration Procedure

1. Patent and Utility Innovation

  • Flow Chart & Fees

Flow Chart & Fees – Patent Expedited Examination

  • Duration of Protection
i) Patent
Patents are protected upon grant for 20 years from the date of filing and subject to yearly renewal. Priority of rights is based on the first-to-file principle.
ii) Utility Innovation
Utility innovations are protected for ten years from the date of filing subject to yearly renewal and may be protected for two additional five-year terms.

 

2. Trade Mark

  • Flow Chart & Fees – Normal Track

  • Flow Chart & Fees – Trade Mark Expedited Examination
  •  

    • Duration of Protection
    Registration of a trade mark is protected for an initial period of ten years and renewable for every ten years thereafter.

     

    3. Industrial Design

    • Flow Chart & Fees

    • Duration of Protection
    Registration of an industrial design is protected for an initial period of five years and may be extended for another four 5-years terms. The maximum period of protection is 25 years.

     

    4. Geographical Indication

    • Flow Chart & Fees

    • Duration of Protection
    The period of protection is ten years and renewable for every ten years thereafter.

     

    5. Copyright Voluntary Notification

    • Flow Chart

     

    • Fee
    Item Description Fee FORM
    Manual
     (RM)
    Electronic
     (RM)
    1. Notification of works (referred to in subsection
    7(1) of the Act)
    [subregulations 5(2) and 5(3)]
    a. Notification of copyright
    15 15 CR-1
    b. Deposit of the work -
    i. Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
    (CD ROM)– per CD ROM
    30 -
    ii. Digital Video Disc (DVD)- per DVD 50 -
    iii. Thumbdrive / External Hard Disk
    Drive/ Secure Digital (SD) Card
    a. 1Kilobyte (KB) -500 Megabytes
    (MB)
    20 20
    b. >500MB-1Gigabiyte (GB) 30 30
    c. Every subsequent additional 500
    MB
    10 10
    iv. Document
    a. 1-25 pages
    10 -
    b. 26-50 pages 10 -
    c. Every subsequent additional 50
    pages
    10 -
    2. Notification of derivative works
    [subregulations 5(2) dan 5(3)]
    a. Notification of copyrigh
    30 30 CR-2
    b. Deposit of the work
    i. CD ROM – per CD ROM
    30 -
    ii. DVD – per DVD 50 -
    iii. Thumbdrive / External Hard Disk
    Drive / SD Card
    a. 1KB-500MB
    20 20
    b. >500 MB-1 GB 30 30
    c. Every subsequent additional 500
    MB
    10 10
    iv. Document
    a. 1-25 pages
    10 -
    b. 26-50 pages 20 -
    c. Every subsequent additional 50
    pages
    10 -
    3. Notification of copyright by a representative
    [subregulation 5(3) and subregulation 14(2)]
    30 30 CR-3
    4. Request for amendment to a notification of
    copyright
    [regulation 6]
    30 30 CR-4
    5. Request for certificate of the notification of
    copyright
    [subregulation 8(2)]
    50 50 CR-5
    6. Request for correction of clerical error
    [regulation 9]
    30 30 CR-6
    7. Correction, expungement or amendment
    [regulation 10]
    - - CR-7
    8. Request for examination of the Register
    [regulation 11]- per hour
    20 -
    9 Request for extracts
    [regulation 12]
    i. Certified extracts – per page
    10 - CR-9
    ii. Non certified extracts- per page 5 -
    iii. Electronic
    a. 1KB-1 GB
    30 -
    b. Every subsequent additional 1GB 10 -
    10. Notification of change of address
    [regulation 13]
    20 20 CR-10
    11. Notification of assignment, licence or
    testamentary disposition
    [regulation 14]
    50 50 CR-11

    • Duration of Protection
    Copyright protection for literary, musical or artistic works is for the duration of the life of the author and 50 years after his death. Protection for sound recordings, broadcast or films is for 50 years after the works are first published or made. Protection for the performer’s rights in a live performance subsists for 50 years from the beginning of the calendar year following the year in which the live performance was given or was fixed in a sound recording.

    6. Layout Design of Integrated Circuit

    • Duration of Protection
    The period of protection is 10 years from the date of its commercial exploitation or 15 years from the date of creation if not commercially exploited.

    Laws and Regulations

    1. Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia 2002

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10180/21961/akta-perbadanan-617.pdf

    2. Patents Act 1983  

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/PATENT%20ACT%201983%
    20ACT%20291.pdf

    Patents Regulations 1986

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/PATENT%20REGULATIONS%201986.pdf

    3. Trade Marks Act 1976

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/Trade%20Marks%20Act%201976%20Act%
    20175.pdf

    Trade Marks Regulations 1997

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10180/22873/Trade%20Marks%20Regulations%201997%
    28incorporated%29.pdf

    4. Industrial Designs 1996

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/INDUSTRIAL%20DESIGNS%20ACT%201996%
    20ACT%20552.pdf

    Industrial Designs Regulations 1999

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/396014/id-regulation-incorporated-01072013.pdf

    5. Geographical Indications 2000

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/GEOGRAPHICAL%20INDICATIONS%20
    ACT%202000%20ACT%20602.pdf

    Geographical Indications 2001

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/GEOGRAPHICAL%20INDICATIONS%
    20REGULATIONS%202001.pdf

    6. Copyright Act 1987

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10180/23047/Copyright.pdf

    Copyright (Notice of Prohibition of Import) Regulations 1987

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10180/23047/Copyright%
    20%28Notice%20of%20Prohibition%20of%20Import%29%20Regulations%201987.pdf

    Copyright (Public Libraries and Educational, Scientific or Professional Institutions) Order 1987

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/COPYRIGHT%20%28PUBLIC%20LIBRARIES%
    20AND%20EDUCATIONAL%2C%20SCIENTIFIC%20OR%20PROFESSIONAL%20INSTITUTIONS%29
    %20ORDER%201987.pdf

    Copyright (Application to Other Countries) Regulations 1990

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/2322945/P.U.%28A%29%20314%2090%20COPYRIGHT%
    20%28APPLICATION%20TO%20OTHER%20COUNTRIES%29%20REGULATIONS%201990.pdf

    Copyright (Copyright Tribunal) Regulations 2012

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/105238/pua_20120713_COPYRIGHT.pdf

    Copyright (Licensing Body) Regulations 2012

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/105238/regulations-licensing2012.pdf

    Copyright (Voluntary Notification) Regulations 2012

    http://www.myipo.gov.my/documents/10192/105238/regulations-notification2012.pdf

    Treaty Membership

    Malaysia is a member of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) since 1989 and has
    acceded to seven conventions/treaties/agreements administered by WIPO as follows:

    (i) Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property in 1989;

    (ii) Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works in 1990;

    (iii) Patent Cooperation Treaty in 2006;

    (iv) Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks in 2007;

    (v) Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks in 2007;

    (vi) WIPO Copyright Treaty in 2012; and

    (vii) WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty in 2012.

    Malaysia is also a signatory to the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) Agreement since 1995.
     Malaysia’s IP legislations complies with the TRIPs Agreement and other IP international treaties which Malaysia is a party to.

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