INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REGISTRATION IN MALAYSIA

Industrial Design | the shape and configuration of a product; pattern or ornament on a product. *does not protect how a product is made, what it is made from or how it functions*

 

The following information is provided for your general use.

Industrial Design Registration - Procedure
Industrial Design Registration - Duration
Application Stage - Filing Requirements
Renewal Stage- Filing Requirements
Recordal of Change of Name - Filing Requirements
Recordal of Change of Address - Filing Requirements
Recordal of Assignment - Filing Requirements

* You are advised to seek further professional advice before making any decision *

 

 

 

LCC&A Industrial Design Services

Usually, a Design Office monitors and maintains a list of qualified personnel, so that professional design servies are provided. 

  • Industrial Design Consultancy
  • Industrial Design Registration (including Community Design; Country-by-Country)
  • Industrial Design Renewal
  • Industrial Design Assignment
  • Industrial Design Infringement

 

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REGISTRATION - PROCEDURE 

FLOWCHART from the MyIPO

APPLICATION STAGE
Secure a Filing Date and an Application Number

EXAMINATION
Examined on Formalities and Registrabilities

RENEWAL STAGE
Upon grant, the protection of the design will be for 5 years calculated from the Filing Date and is extendable for another four consecutive terms of 5 years

IMPORTANT NOTE

Any protection before the industrial design is registered? 

Power to caution and to place others on notice

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN REGISTRATION - DURATION

CLIENT CHARTER from the MyIPO

For a straightforward case, it will take between 1 to 2 years from filing to getting Certificate of Registration

There is no provision to expedite the proceeding. However, we will routinely follow up with the MyIPO on outstanding applications with no additional costs. 

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APPLICATION STAGE - FILING REQUIREMENTS

Registering your industrial design in Malaysia does not give you international protection. You have to apply separately to each country. If this application is the first for this industrial design, it is possible to file further applications in other countries claiming priority from this Malaysian application within 6 months from the Malaysian Filing Date.

1) Full name and address of the Applicant 

2) Full name and address of the Designer(s)

3) If the Applicant is not the Designer 
     Please justify the Applicant's right to apply (e.g. by employment / assignment / commission)

4) Representation(s) of the Design

5) If Priority Claim is intended 
    Please provide: 
      a) country 
      b) application number
      c) filing date
    Certified priority document with English translation is required

6) Please download this Power Form to be signed by a representative of the Applicant 
    Please provide: name and designation of the signatory 
    * no legalization is required 
    * original form is needed for filing

IMPORTANT NOTE

What are the conditions for registering an Industrial Design in Malaysia?

Three conditions:
a) is not functional / depend on another article
b) new in Malaysia
c) not contrary to public order / morality

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RENEWAL STAGE - FILING REQUIREMENTS

Upon grant, the protection of the design will be for 5 years calculated from the Filing Date and is extendable for another four consecutive terms of 5 years

1) Full Name and Address of the Proprietor

 

2) Registration Number

3) If APPLICATION STAGE is not handled by us  
    Please download this
Power Form to be signed by a representative of the Proprietor 
    * Please provide: name and designation of the signatory 
    * no legalization is required 
    * original form is needed for filing 

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RECORDAL OF CHANGE OF NAME - FILING REQUIREMENTS

1) The date of actual change in name

2) Documentary proof of the change in name (e.g. extract from the Commercial Register)

3) If INDUSTRIAL DESIGN is not handled by us  
    Please download this
Power Form to be signed by a representative of the Applicant / Proprietor 
    * Please provide: name and designation of the signatory 
    * no legalization is required 
    * original form is needed for filing

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RECORDAL OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS - FILING REQUIREMENTS

1) The date of actual change in address

2) If INDUSTRIAL DESIGN is not handled by us  
    Please download this
Power Form to be signed by a representative of the Applicant / Proprietor 
    * Please provide: name and designation of the signatory 
    * no legalization is required 
    * original form is needed for filing

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RECORDAL OF ASSIGNMENT - FILING REQUIREMENTS

1) Deed of Assignment (DOA) signed by the Assignor and the Assignee (witnessed by a third party, no legalization is required), must have the following particulars: 
     a) Full name and address of the Assignor and the Assignee 
     b) Industrial Design Number, its Title and its Class Number
     c) Consideration of the Assignment (a token sum of $1.00 is suffice)

 

2) Please download this Power Form to be signed by a representative of the Assignor and the Assignee (separate forms)

     * Please provide: name and designation of the signatory 
     * no legalization is required
     * original form is needed for filing 

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