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Intellectual property protection in Malaysia

Intellectual Property in Malaysia

1. Malaysia general info

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 330,803 square kilometres (127,720 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime borders with Thailand and a maritime border with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares the land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.

International Country Code:  MY

Time zone: UTC+8                           

Currency: Ringgit (MYR)

Brief information about Patent registration in Malaysia (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Malaysia (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Malaysia

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Malaysia

2. IP Legal Base in Malaysia

Patents Act
Trade Marks Act
Industrial Designs Act
Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act
Copyright Act
Protection of New Plant Varieties Act

3. International organizations/agreements

WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property

4. Patent Office contact details

Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
Unit 1-7, Aras Bawah, Tower B, Menara UOA Bangsar, No. 5,
Jalan Bangsar Utama 1,
59000 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +603-2299 8400
Fax: +603-2299 8989
Email: ipmalaysia@myipo.gov.my  

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Malaysia are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by IP Rights on 03.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Malaysian IP Laws.