Industrial Designs (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Malaysia’s Industrial Designs (Amendment) Regulations 2013 were published in the Government Gazette on 24 June 2013 and will come into force on 01 July 2013. The principal changes are:
- The information to be entered in the Register in respect of each registered design has been elaborated. Among other things, this now explicitly includes a representation of the design, the statement of novelty, and the particulars of any title or interest affecting the design that has been recorded.
- The official form for recording an assignment or other transfer of ownership has been updated to cover the option of registering a security interest transaction.
- Payment of a renewal fee to extend the term of protection of a registered design may now be made at any time prior to expiry. Previously, renewal was only allowed within a window of six months before expiry of the current 5-year period.
The remaining amendments are largely of a housekeeping nature. There are no changes in official fees on this occasion.
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