Trademark Registration in Malaysia
Trademark Registration In Malaysia
Trademark is a symbol/sign used to distinguish products and/or services of one trader from that of the other belonging to the same or different industry. The mark could be a letter, name, device, label, brand, numeral, heading, word, signature or any of these combinations. The registration procedure begins with trademark search in Malaysia. By performing Malaysian trademark search, we aim to determine the possible conflicts with already registered trademarks and pending applications for registration of trademarks.
Documents Required For Trademark Registration In Malaysia
- Soft copy (JPEG or PDF) of the brand name, label, logo or combination thereof
- Accurate mention of class the product/service belongs to
- Name and address of the applicant
- Notarized Statutory declaration of ownership over the product/service for which the trademark is applied for
Filing Trademark Registration In Malaysia
- Submitting Form along with your contact information, information of the products and/or services that need trademark registration, a graphical illustration of the mark, a notarized statutory declaration of ownership and a prescribed fee.
- An application for trademark registration in Malaysia can be filed online as well.
Registration Procedure At The Trademark Office:
Formal Examination A formal examination will be performed at the Registrar's office upon receiving the application. Compliances to formalities, the accuracy of information, description of goods and payment of prescribed fees will be checked in this stage.
Substantive Examination MyIPO examines your trademark registration application to check for its compliances with the registrability requirements pursuant to the Trade Marks Act and Regulations in Malaysia. If it meets the requirements, MyIPO will issue a Notice of Acceptance and an objection letter in case of any non-compliance.
Publication And Opposition Once the objection is overcome (if any), MyIPO would accept your application and will be invited pay a prescribed fee for the publication process. Upon payment, your trademark will be advertised in the Government Gazette for a period of 2 months for anyone who wishes to oppose.
Registration Procedure If there is no opposition post advertisement or once the opposition is overcome, your trademark will be entered in the Malaysian trademark register and a certificate of registration will be issued subsequent to that.