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.

INTA 2020

As you would be aware by now, INTA has officially announced that the 2020 Annual Meeting will no longer be held in Singapore but will be rescheduled and move to a US city in May/June (to be confirmed) due to the novel coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak. Please refer to https://www.inta.org/2020Annual/Pages/Home.aspx  Based on the guidance of Singapore Ministry of Health, we regret that we are cancelling our INTA events in the best interest of health and safety of everyone.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this unfortunate cancellation, as the global health concerns continue to develop.

We hope to see you at another IP event in the near future. Please take care in the meantime.