trade mark

Trade Mark

In today’s competitive market that is inundated with various brands and products, standing out from the business crowd has never been more important. A good trade mark provides the key link between providers of goods or services and their customers.

We dedicate a large specialist team to handle and manage all matters relating to the protection of trade marks, including pre-filing search and advice, filing, prosecution, opposition, renewal, maintenance, advice on exploitation and enforcement. We have been consistently ranked in the top tier for Trade Mark Prosecution in Malaysia in Managing Intellectual Property magazine’s annual worldwide survey of IP firms.

Our expertise and great rapport with the local Trade Marks office makes us the ideal IP firm for trade mark protection in Malaysia. In collaboration with our global network of trusted associates, we also file trade mark registrations in all major commercial countries.

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.