Malaysia

  • International Country Code:

    MY
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +08:00
  • Currency:

    Ringgit (MYR)

Trademark registration in Malaysia

Malaysia
from 430.00
Number of Classes
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Malaysia, as well as other trademark fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are not possible in Malaysia.

  • Filing requirements in Malaysia

To obtain the filing date, it is necessary to provide the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia with:
- applicant’s details;
- representation of a trademark;
- list of goods or services;
- Statutory Declaration that the applicant is the bona fide proprietor of the trademark and the application is made in good faith; the declaration has to be signed before a Commissioner for Oaths (for local declarant) or before a Notary Public (if signed abroad).

The Power of Attorney is not required for trademark registration in Malaysia.

If convention priority is claimed, a certified copy of the Priority Document is required with a certified English translation where documents are not in English, preferably within less than one month from filing the trademark application.

  • Examination, publication and opposition to a trademark application in Malaysia

Once a trademark application has been accepted by the Malaysian IPO, it undergoes formal and substantive examinations.

If a trademark application has been accepted by the Registrar, it is published in the Journal. Within two months of publication, any person may file a duly reasoned objection to registration of trademark application.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The official grant fee must be paid within two months from Notice of Invitation for Publication. The validity term of a trademark registration in Malaysia is ten years from the date of filing. The Malaysian trademark is subject to renewal every ten years. If the renewal fee has not been paid in due date, late renewal fee should be paid within one month from the expiration date of the last registration.

  • Duration of a registration procedure

The average processing time from filing to trademark registration in Malaysia is 12-18 months.

  • Use requirement

Registration of the trademark in Malaysia can be cancelled on the grounds of non-use by any aggrieved person if it has not been used for a continuous period of three years prior to one month before the date of the application for cancellation.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

Foreigners must appoint an agent, a registered Malaysian trademark attorney to perform the trademark registration in Malaysia.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for Malaysian Trademarks.

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.

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