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Copyright Protection in Malaysia

Copyright Protection in Malaysia

Copyright protection is crucial for creators to safeguard their intellectual property rights and prevent unauthorized use or reproduction of their works. In Malaysia, copyright protection is granted automatically upon the creation of a work, by the principles outlined in the Berne Convention, an international agreement governing copyright. While formal registration is not mandatory to obtain copyright protection in Malaysia, creators are encouraged to utilize procedures outlined in the Copyright Act 1987 to strengthen their legal standing in case of disputes. [...]

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Malaysia sets clear boundary on works created by AI in relation to other copyright-protected works

The chairman of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Mohd Zuhan Mohd Zain, revealed that individuals using artificial intelligence (AI) apps to generate material resembling content eligible for inclusion in the nation’s intellectual property register could still face legal action. This disclosure was made during a recent media gathering associated with the National Intellectual Property Awards 2024 (AHIN2024). Zain emphasized that all intellectual property (IP) in Malaysia is safeguarded under various acts including the Trademarks Act 2019, the Patents [...]

The procedure of trademark renewal in Malaysia

The procedure of trademark renewal in Malaysia

Malaysia and other countries in Southeast Asia have quite different regulations on intellectual property rights. However, the similarity is that every registered trademark has a period of validity. When a trademark is about to expire soon, the owner of the trademark is usually given a period of time to go through the necessary official procedures. How long are registered trademarks in Malaysia protected? For 10 years from the date of registration, a registered trademark is legal. Registration may be renewed indefinitely [...]

Malaysia collaborates with Tiktok to limit IP infringement on Tiktok Shop, Malaysia collaborates with Tiktok, limit IP infringement on Tiktok Shop,

Malaysia collaborates with Tiktok to limit IP infringement on Tiktok Shop

The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) and TikTok have collaborated to enhance compliance with intellectual property laws in Malaysia, formalizing their commitment through a recently signed memorandum of agreement (MoU). In a joint statement, MyIPO and TikTok underscored their objective to align the platform’s intellectual property (IP) policy and enforcement with Malaysian IP laws. The partnership also places emphasis on providing training and sharing expertise and information on IP within the TikTok community, especially among businesses actively participating in [...]

Malaysia reviews intellectual property policy to adapt technology transfer offices, Malaysia reviews intellectual property policy to adapt technology transfer offices (TTOs), Malaysia reviews intellectual property policy,

Malaysia reviews intellectual property policy to adapt technology transfer offices (TTOs)

To enhance Malaysia’s national commercialization ecosystem and promote technological ownership, adoption, and transfer, the country is set to review its intellectual property (IP) policy. As per the Mid-Term Review of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) for 2021 to 2025, IP assets will be evaluated for financing, aiming to stimulate commercialization and innovation initiatives. Government research institutes and higher education institutions will leverage technology transfer offices (TTOs) to bolster their research and commercialization capabilities, enabling them to extract maximum value from [...]

Patent Prosecution Highway ("PPH") Pilot Program Between MyIPO And USPTO Begin in Malaysia

Patent Prosecution Highway (“PPH”) Pilot Program Between MyIPO And USPTO Begin in Malaysia

The PPH Pilot Program between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) began on March 2, 2023. The three-year trial term for this Pilot Program will end on March 1, 2026. If both patent offices agree, the program may be extended beyond the first three years or terminated earlier than the initial three years. The main objective of the PPH Program, a cooperative agreement between national patent offices, is to speed [...]

The New Patents Act 2022 (Amendment) in Malaysia

The New Patents Act 2022 (Amendment) in Malaysia

The Patents Act Amendment (PAA) amends the Patents Act of 1983, which was approved by the House of Representatives on December 15, 2021, and the Senate on December 22, 2021. The PAA went into effect on March 18, 2022, with the following features: the depositing of microorganisms with the relevant authorities; the inspection of certain documents by the public; and opposition proceedings against a granted patent before the Registrar. The PAA takes into consideration Malaysia’s obligations under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for [...]

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Registering A Trademark In Malaysia

The Trademarks Act 2019 (“TA 2019”), the Trademarks Regulations 2019, and applicable case law (related to trademarks) decided by the courts govern trademark disputes in Malaysia. Although trademark registration is not required, it is highly recommended. This is because the statutory rights granted to the owner of a trademark under the TA 2019 only apply to registered trademarks. This includes the ability to sue the putative trademark infringer for trademark infringement. If a trademark is not registered, its owner may [...]

NMB and MyIPO cooperate to organize and improve IP training programs, Training programs in the TISC initiative, The Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) initiative, The Technology and Innovation Support Center

NMB and MyIPO cooperate to organize and improve IP training programs

Although Intellectual Property has become an important aspect in recent years, it still hasn’t gained the expected recognition from global organizations around the world. Accordingly, in the 4.0 era, we need to strengthen the approach of IP to the world and through that, develop the world through IP. NMB and MyIPO have led the world on this path by cooperating to organize and improve IP training programs through the TISC initiative. The Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) initiative NanoMalaysia Berhad [...]

The Malaysian Trademarks Act 2019 Key Points

The Malaysian Trademarks Act 2019 Key Points

It’s been almost two years since the Malaysia Trademarks Act 2019 (the new Act), which replaced the Trade Marks Act 1976 (the old Act), went into effect on December 27, 2019. The revised Act makes significant improvements to bring Malaysia into line with worldwide trademark standards and current business trends. The revised Act has some important changes to bring Malaysia into line with international trademark rules In this article, we summarize the ten most important highlights from the new Act, as [...]

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