Trademarks: Malaysia

General Information

International Agreements : World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Paris Convention, Berne Convention and signatory to the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of ntellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).

Classification : Nice Classification 10th Edition; Single-Class filing

What is Registrable : Device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letters, numerals.
What is Not Registrable : Smell, shapes, laudatory epithets

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes - within 6 months.

Examination : Yes - 6-12 months
Publication : Yes - 6-9 months from date of issuance of the Letter of Acceptance by the Registry 
Opposition : Yes - within 2 months from date of publication
Time Frame for Registration : 14 - 23 months (for a smooth application)
Registration Term : 10 Years
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 1 year from date of expiry
Use Requirement for filing : N/A
Cancellation : Application must be made to the High Court
Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes 
Can pending applications be Assigned ? Yes (with goodwill only)

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Full name and address of the Applicant.
  2. Clear representation of the mark. If mark is to be in color, to provide at least 15 copies of the colored representation.
  3. Class & Specification of Goods or Services to be claimed.
  4. If priority is claimed, details of the Convention Country and the priority date claimed must be specified. A certified copy of the application as filed in the Convention country must be furnished.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Full name and address of the Proprietor/ Applicant.
  2. Trade Mark Registration Number.
  3. Date of Registration.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Full name and address of the assignee and assignor.
  2. Deed of Assignment or Certified copy of the Certificate of Transmission.
  3. Details of the trade mark to be assigned.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Full name and address of the Licensor.
  2. Full name and address of the Licensee.
  3. Effective date of the License.
  4. Any territorial, duration or other limitations to which the entry is subjected to.
  5. list of goods or services in respect of which the registered user is permitted to use.
  6. Details of the trade mark to be licensed.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Details of the old name or address of the Applicant/ Proprietor.
  2. Details of the new name or address of the Applicant/ Proprietor.
  3. Certified copy of the Certificate of Change of name or change of address .

 

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