Region: Malaysia

Intelcard ordered to change its name

In <i>Intel Corporation v Intelcard Systems Sdn Bhd</i>, the High Court of Malaya has granted the plaintiff's motion for an interlocutory injunction to restrain Intelcard Systems from further using 'Intel' in its name.

10 March 2004

Anti-counterfeiting taskforce launches campaign

An anti-counterfeiting taskforce of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has invited IP rights owners to meet the minister at the end of this month to kick start its 2004 campaign. The second part of the campaign will consist of compiling a database of the most commonly counterfeited trademarks and details of their owners' legal representatives.

20 February 2004

High Court deals with cybersquatting issues for first time

The High Court has handed down its decision in Malaysia's first cybersquatting case. It was alleged that the defendant had registered several domain names containing the PETRONAS trademark for the purpose of resale, and had also defamed the plaintiff through online statements and emails sent to third parties.

04 December 2003

Volkswagen wins first MYDRP decision

In <i>Volkswagen Group Singapore Pte Ltd v Webmotion Design</i>, a panellist of the Regional Centre for Arbitration Kuala Lumpur has ordered the transfer of the domain name 'volkswagen.com.my' to Volkswagen in the first decision under the Malaysian Network Information Centre's Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

21 November 2003

IP Corporation plans to increase efficiency

Following consultation with the private sector, the newly established Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, which manages Malaysian intellectual property rights and laws, has announced that it will implement a number of new measures to help speed up the trademark registration process and make it more consistent.

07 November 2003

Louis Vuitton involved in landmark online counterfeiting case

A case that is scheduled to reach the courts soon is expected to be groundbreaking as it will be the first time Malaysia's Trademark Law will be used against an online counterfeiter. The alleged counterfeiter's house was raided as a result of a tip-off by Louis Vuitton, which routinely conducts internet searches for the sale of fake merchandise.

23 July 2003

Malaysia creates new corporation to manage IP rights

The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia Act 2002 has come into effect. The act establishes a statutory body, which has been granted the power to manage Malaysian intellectual property rights and laws. It is hoped that such rights will be managed more efficiently and in compliance with international standards as a result.

29 May 2003

MYNIC launches domain name dispute resolution service

The registrar for the '.my' country-code top-level domain has launched a Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Service. The policy itself requires the complainant in a dispute to prove fewer elements for the transfer or cancellation of a domain name than ICANN's Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

19 May 2003

Sony awarded injunction in summary judgment

In <i>Sony Computer Entertainment Inc v Lee</i>, the High Court of Kuala Lumpur has issued, as part of a summary judgment against the defendant, a permanent injunction preventing him from further infringing the plaintiff's trademark. In granting the injunction, the court held that the fact that the defendant had already ceased the infringing activity was irrelevant.

08 April 2003

'Original label' aims to protect CDs from pirates and counterfeiters

The Trade Descriptions (Original Label) Order 2002 has come into force. It requires that original copyrighted and trademarked products bear an 'original' label and aims to protect the makers of compact disks, video cassettes and similar goods from pirates and counterfeiters.

20 March 2003

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