copyright

Copyright

In the realm of copyright, our services encompasses the filing of copyright notifications, advisory and enforcement work.

Malaysia, like many other Berne Convention countries, does not require formal registration of copyright. Nonetheless for more tangible protection, we advise clients to take advantage of the voluntary notification system made available in Malaysia since June 2012. They can assert ownership and deposit their copyrighted works with MyIPO, in exchange for a certificate issued as confirmation. Such prima facie evidence of a copyright claim strengthens the owner’s position in the event of a dispute.

Our team is experienced in handling copyright issues in all major fields of creative endeavour.

Trademarks Act 2019

Dear Valued Clients & Associates

We are pleased to announce that the long-awaited overhaul of trademark laws in Malaysia is finally coming to fruition. The all-new Trademarks Bill 2019 was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on 11 April 2019 and was approved, with some amendments, by the Lower House (Dewan Rakyat) on 02 July 2019 and the Upper House (Dewan Negara) on 23 July. Pending royal assent, it is now most certain that the new Act will come into effect by the last quarter of this year.

We will keep you apprised when the Trademarks Act 2019 becomes enforceable and the accompanying Trademark Regulations are issued.

In the meantime, please click here for some key takeaways from the new statute.