Region: Malaysia

MyIPO operations in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic

As of 8 May 2020, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia has resumed operations in stages and on a limited basis.

18 May 2020

Seven counterfeit hotspots in Malaysia that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest instalment in our regular series on marketplaces around the globe that are reportedly notorious for being counterfeit havens, we head to the Southeast Asian nation of Malaysia.

15 April 2020

New legislation brings even greater protection for well-known marks

The passing of new trademark legislation has strengthened the hand of owners of well-known and famous marks in Malaysia. Case law under the new statute is sparse, but the courts remain supportive of rights holders.

03 April 2020

Malaysia IP Agency of  the Year: Tee Intellectual Property

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Trademark procedures and strategies: Malaysia

Featured in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2020/2021

Trademarks in Malaysia are governed by the new Trademarks Act 2019 and the Trademarks Regulations 2019, which came into effect on 27 December 2019.

17 March 2020

Appellate court rules that use of a registered trademark as part of a trade name may constitute actionable infringement

In SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd v Skyworld Holdings Bhd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has held, for the first time, that an action for infringement can be based on the use of a registered mark as part of a trade or company name.

17 February 2020

Is extra-territorial use sufficient to ground a claim for ownership of a trademark?

In SRAM LLC v Huan Schen Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian Court of Appeal has seemingly expanded the concept of ‘use’ of a trademark to include extra-territorial use.

08 October 2019

Apple MEMOJI lawsuit, Malaysia joins Madrid System, and TMview adds OAPI: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Huawei filing a lawsuit against a rival Chinese mobile maker, POW! Entertainment hitting back over Stan Lee lawsuit, Alt Legal acquiring MarkTend, and much more.

01 October 2019

Infrequent pharmaceutical disputes have far-reaching consequences in Malaysia

While disputes over pharmaceutical trademarks are few and far between, decisions can have a significant effect on product manufacturing and public health.

17 July 2019

Malaysia introduces totally revamped Trademarks Bill

The Malaysian Parliament has tabled a new Trademarks Bill 2019 which could bring about significant changes to the existing regime for trademark protection and enforcement in the country.

18 June 2019

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