product registration

Product Registration

Our range of consultancy services extends to product registration with NPCB (National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau). Under Malaysia’s Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulations 1984, registration is mandatory for all pharmaceutical and cosmetic products (unless specifically exempted by the Regulations) before they can be manufactured, distributed or imported into Malaysia.

Since only Malaysian companies may apply for product registration, a foreign company will have to appoint a Market Authorisation Holder (MAH) as their local representative to obtain product registration. The Product Registration Holder will then be responsible for all matters relating to product quality, safety and efficacy.

We offer advisory and consultancy services for obtaining product registration for cosmetic, beauty and skin care products, as well as herbal products and traditional medicines.

Malaysia joins the Madrid Protocol

 

The wait is finally over! On 27 September 2019, Malaysia deposited with WIPO its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol, becoming the 106th member of the Madrid System.

The Protocol will take effect for the country on 27 December 2019. From that date, local brand owners in Malaysia can begin making use of the international registration system to protect their trademarks in over 120 territories of the System’s other 105 (currently) members by filing a single international application and paying a single set of fees.

Likewise, foreign trademark owners can take advantage of the System’s simple designation process to seek protection here.

Malaysia has made declarations to extend the refusal period to 18 months, to receive individual fees, to require a declaration of intention to use the mark and to mandate that the recording of licenses in the International Register shall have no effect in Malaysia unless recorded here.

Stay tuned for more updates from us as we close the year 2019.