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Malaysia Logo Registration

Malaysia logo registration allows people to register their logos to the government in order to protect it and use it for their marketing purpose. Through the latest statistic information of Malaysia logo registration and application by local Malaysians and foreigners from Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), there was successfully registered and applied for 59,204 cases in year 2013. 

What is Malaysia Logo?
Malaysia logo (® or ™) is the badge of origin in conjunction to distinguish from other products and brands. ® denotes that the logo is registered and protected under Malaysia Trademark Law whereas ™ denotes that it indicates the logo is used by the company. A logo can consists of words, logos, pictures, alphabets, numbers or a combination of these. Logo serves as a tool to enable consumers to recognize the products by the specific trader. 

Who can apply for Malaysia Logo?
Any person, whether Malaysian citizen or foreigner, who is the owner of the logo used or proposed to be used by him or her in Malaysia, will be eligible to apply for Malaysia logo registration.

Why an applicant needs a Malaysia Logo search report?
Before the applicant registers Malaysia logo, the applicant can do a logo research through one or more logo classes and that particular class must be related to the use of the logo and the business nature. The logo search report will show the information such as any similar or duplicate existing logos that have been registered under Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) in order to avoid plagiarism and receive any objection from other owner of the similar logo during the Malaysia logo registration process.

Who register logo in Malaysia?
Registering your own logo in Malaysia is to give you the exclusive right to use it within the relevant region you have registered. Anyone else who uses your registered logo will be presumed to be a willful infringer, and you could be entitled to monetary damages as a result of the infringement because there is a protection of the registered logo in Malaysia.

Moreover, a registered logo can treat as a valuable asset for the owner either own by individual or a company which can be sold or transferred to others. Distinguishing your products or services by using your logo from other competitors can allow your consumers to recognize and identify your products or services provided in the market in order to provide consumer convenience and prevent marketplace confusion to the consumers. Your logo can be design in the form of words, logo, slogan, package design, or other indicators of origin.

How long is the Period of Malaysia Logo Registration?
Once the applicant has registered his or her own Malaysia logo to MyIPO, if there is no objection filed, the Malaysia logo registration will be done within one or two months. For the reply of confirmation or rejection of the logo registration, this procedure normally will take 1-2 years by the MyIPO’s officer to determine whether or not the applied logos fulfill all the criteria under the Malaysia Trademark Law and whether or not receive any objection from other registered similar logo’s owner. If there is an objection incurred during the process of confirmation for logo registration, the applicant can be either choose to appeal it or redesign the logo and apply the logo registration again.

How long is the Protection Period of Malaysia Logo?
For Malaysia logo, the protection period of the registered logo certificate is normally up to a maximum of 10 years and it requires to renew it every 10 years by submitting some of the required documents and payment to MyIPO for the logo ownership’s renewal arrangement.

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