Malaysian Trademark Tools

Here’s some tools to make sure your name and logo is trademark-ready before you even submit for registration to MyIPO. It’ll save you a lot of cash and clock.

It’s easy to overlook the importance of registering a brand as your intellectual property. Technically, we don’t own our brand name or logo until we get the trademark certificate from MyIPO. Once we get certified, we can put the ® symbol on our logo. It covers the ownership protection for 10 years from infringement.

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Summary of Trademark Classes

Choose the right Trademark Classes to protect your brand in the selected category. You can register more than one class for your brand. 

Brand Naming Checklist

These are things you need to make sure to make your brand name and logo trademarkable and look more commercial.

For Trademark Approval

To Look More Commercial

*Disclaimer: Trademark certification is solely under MyIPO jurisdiction and is governed by the Trade Marks Act 1976 and the Trade Marks Regulations 1997. Absence of registered name in MyIPO system above, and following the above checklist does not guarantee successful registration of trademark.

Trademark FAQ

Frequently asked question regarding Trademark Registration in Malaysia

1 What is a trademark?

A trademark is a distinctive sign or symbol used to identify products or services of a particular business and distinguish them from those of competitors.

2Why should I register a trademark in Malaysia?

Registering a trademark provides legal protection, preventing others from using the same or similar mark for similar goods or services. It also gives you exclusive rights to use the mark and allows you to take legal action against infringement.

3What can be registered as a trademark in Malaysia?

Any sign capable of being represented graphically, such as words, names, logos, slogans, letters, numbers, shapes, or combinations thereof, can be registered as a trademark in Malaysia.

4How long does a trademark registration last in Malaysia?

A trademark registration in Malaysia is initially valid for 10 years from the date of filing and can be renewed indefinitely for successive periods of 10 years each.

5How do I apply for a trademark registration in Malaysia?

You can apply for a trademark registration online through the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) website or by submitting a physical application form to MyIPO's office.

6What are the requirements for trademark registration in Malaysia?

The main requirements include a completed application form, a clear representation of the trademark, a list of goods or services covered by the mark, and payment of the prescribed fees.

7How long does it take to process a trademark application in Malaysia?

The processing time for a trademark application in Malaysia varies but typically takes around 12 to 18 months from the date of filing to registration, assuming there are no objections or oppositions.

8Can I register a trademark that is similar to an existing trademark in Malaysia?

Generally, trademarks that are identical or similar to existing registered trademarks in Malaysia are not registrable. However, it depends on the specific circumstances and the likelihood of confusion among consumers.

9Can I apply for international trademark protection through Malaysia?

Yes, Malaysia is a member of the Madrid Protocol, allowing trademark owners to extend their protection internationally by filing a single application through the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

10What rights do I have as a trademark owner in Malaysia?

As a trademark owner in Malaysia, you have the exclusive right to use the mark in connection with the goods or services covered by the registration. You also have the right to take legal action against any unauthorized use or infringement of your trademark.

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