Patents: Malaysia

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention (Malaysia is not yet a member of PCT).

Patent Types : Patents & Utility Innovation.

Novelty Requirements : Worldwide

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Full substantive examination or modified examination.

Protection Period : 20 Years from filing date.

Publication : Yes – only after grant of Patent

Annuity Payments : Annually

Deadlines for payment : Before the expiry of the yearly anniversary of the date of grant of the patent.

Grace period for payments : 6 Months after expiration date with fines.

Compulsory Licensing : Yes

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : No


Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. Full name, address and nationality of Applicant. 
  2. Full name, address & nationality of Inventor(s).
  3. Details of the Priority filing if claiming priority.
  4. Assignment Deed.
  5. Specifications, claims & Drawings in English.


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