Of particular interest to you are the provisions to expedite the examination of trade mark and patent applications. These amendments are a positive step towards enhancing the procedural aspects of trade mark and patent practice in Malaysia. Such a development is also a hopeful indication of the prospective amendments to the Trade Marks Act 1976 and the Patents Act 1983 this year.
We anticipate further directions from MyIPO on the implementation of the amended Regulation, so do visit our website from time to time for more of the latest news.
Please click the following for highlights of the important amendments which came into force on 15 February 2011.