What is a trademark?
Who can register a trademark?
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.
Benefits of registering
What you can and
- Certification mark
- Collective mark
- Identical or confusingly similar with an earlier trademark;
- Likely to deceive or cause confusion to the public or contrary to any written law;
- Deceive or mislead the public as to the nature, quality or geographical origin of the goods or services;
- Contrary to the public interest or to morality;
- Contains or consists of any scandalous or offensive matter.
What you will need to register a trademark.
To file a trademark application in Malaysia, you will need:
Softcopy of the trademark in .jpeg or .pdf format in high resolution
- The Applicant’s full name and identification number (for Malaysian applicants)
- Applicant’s address
- A detailed list of the goods and/or services covered
- Certified translation of the trademark if it is not in Roman characters, or the Malaysian National language or English language
Trademark registration process
to register trademark.
1. Conducting a comprehensive study or trademark search
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.
2. Submitting the registration request
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.
3. Obtaining the registration certificate
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.