Trademark means any sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.
Flowchart of Trade Mark Application
Trademark Registration Procedures in Malaysia
Design your own distinguish trademark
Ensure the logo design fulfills all specifications listed in the Malaysian Trademarks Act 2019 and not fall under any criteria of the absolute and relative grounds of refusal.
Before we file the application, we will study the existing trademarks in related industry and geographical area to to ensure no conflict exists.
Determine the classification of your products
A trademark is registered and protected according to the type of the products. You may identify and search for relevant classes for the products (goods or services) under Nice Classification.
Application submission to Registrar of Trademark (MYIPO)
Submit the form containing the details of the applicant, graphics such as logo or illustration of the mark, description of the products and the desired class of trademark to the registar.
Examination by the trademark examiner
Examination will be completed by the trademark examiner. The Registar will verify the application and conduct substantive examination on the registrability of the trade mark which take up to 6 – 12 months processing time.
Publication of the trademark
Upon completion of examination, the trademark will be advertised for 2 months, this will allow time for third parties who wishes to oppose the registration.
Obtain of registration certificate
If there is no opposition to the proposed trademark, or the objection is withdrawn or decided in favour of the trademark applicant, the trademark will be then be registered, and certificate of registration with validy of 10 years will be given to the applicants.