Any individual, business organization, institute or legal entity may apply for a trademark registration. Whilst, it is not mandatory to register a trademark before using it under Malaysian law, it is however strongly recommended to do so to prevent trademark hijacking.
To file a trademark application in Malaysia, you will need:
Softcopy of the trademark in .jpeg or .pdf format in high resolution
Before we can file your application, we will study the existing trademarks in your industry and geographical area to make sure there are no conflicts. The final report includes an opinion and analysis of the registration feasibility.
Next, we will prepare and submit your trademark application with the Registrar of Trademarks in Malaysia. The consideration period by the Registrar is usually under 12 months, during which clarifications may be sought.
Intellectual Property Department provide trademark registration in Hong Kong. They charge HK$2,000 application fee per class.
A straight forward case with no deficiencies in the application and no objections to the trademark can take as little as six months from receipt of application to registration.