geographical indication

Geographical Indication

Malaysia’s Geographical Indications Act 2000 protects an indication that can identify any goods (wine and spirits, manufactured goods, handicraft, food and agricultural products) as originating from a particular country, territory, region or locality, where there is a given quality, reputation or characteristics to those goods that is attributable to that geographical origin.

Our trade mark practice has naturally expanded into geographical indication (GI) protection and we handle all matters relating to such GI protection, including pre-filing search and advice, filing, prosecution, opposition, renewal, maintenance, advice on exploitation and enforcement. As at end of 2015, our firm proudly manages two out of the only seven foreign GIs that have been successfully registered in Malaysia.