Global Intellectual Property Center

Malaysia

Malaysia

Primary Sources

  • Agreement Between the Government of Malaysia and the Government of Japan for an Economic Partnership, 13.12.2005.
  • Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (Act 558) (2006)
  • Copyright (Copyright Tribunal) Regulation 2012 (2012)
  • Copyright (Licensing Body) Regulations 2012 (2012)
  • Copyright (Notice of Prohibition of Import) Regulations 1987 (1987)
  • Copyright (Public Libraries and Educational Scientific or Professional Institutions) (Amendment) Order 1994 (1994)
  • Copyright (Public Libraries and Educational Scientific or Professional Institutions) (Amendment) Order 1996 (1996)
  • Copyright (Public Libraries and Educational, Scientific or Professional Institutions) Order 1987 (1987)
  • Copyright (Voluntary Notification) Regulations 2012 (2012)
  • Copyright Act 1987 (Act 332, as at 1 January 2006) (2006)
  • Digital Signature Act 1997 (Act 562) (2006)
  • Digital Signature Regulations 1998 (1998)
  • Directive on Data Exclusivity of 2011
  • Electronic Commerce Act 2006 (2006)
  • Industrial Designs (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (2012)
  • Industrial Designs (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (2013)
  • Industrial Designs Act 1996 (Act 552, as amended up to Act A1449) (2013)
  • Industrial Designs Regulations 1999 (1999)
  • Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement of 22.5.2012.
  • Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Act 1998 (Act 589) (2006)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (1990)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (1995)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (2002)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (2003)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (2006)
  • Patents (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (2011)
  • Patents Act 1983 (Act 291, as amended up to Act A1264) (2006)
  • Patents Regulations (Amendment) 2001 (2001)
  • Patents Regulations, 1986 (1995)
  • The High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur (Commercial Division), Suit No. D-22(IP)-337-2006, SOON SENG PALM OIL MILL (GEMAS) SDN BHD v. JANG KIM LUANG @ YEO KIM LUANG, 9 January 2011.
  • Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (2001)
  • Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (2007)
  • Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (2011)
  • Trade Marks Act 1976 (Act 175, incorporating all amendments up January 1, 2006) (2006)
  • Trade Marks Regulations 1997 (1997)

Secondary Sources

  • Advanz Fidelis, Malaysia Trademark (Amendment) Regulations 2011, January 2011.
  • AIPPI (2003). “Jurisdiction and applicable law in the case of cross-border infringement (infringing acts) of intellectual property rights”, Q.174, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2005). “Content and relevance of industrial applicability and/or utility as requirements for patentability”, Q.180, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2005). “Enforcement of IP Rights”, Q.185, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group, April 2005.
  • AIPPI (2005). “Limitations on exclusive IP Rights by competition law”, Q.187, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2005). “Punitive damages as a contentious issue of IP Rights”, Q.186, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2006). “Amendment of patent claims after grant (in court and administrative proceedings, including re-examination proceedings requested by third parties)”, Q.189, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2006). “Contracts regarding Intellectual Property Rights (assignments and licenses) and third parties”, Q.190, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2008). “Liability for contributory infringement of IPRs”, Q.204, Malaysia, Karen ABRAHAM and Tai FOONG LAM.
  • AIPPI (2008). “The impact of public health issues on exclusive patent rights”, Q.202, Malaysia, Chew Phye KEAT and HK Sharminee DEVI.
  • AIPPI (2010). “Protection against the dilution of a trademark”, Q.214, Malaysia, Teh Hong Koon, 29.3.2010.
  • AIPPI (2011). “Exceptions to copyright protection and the permitted uses of copyright works in the hi-tech and digital sectors”, Q.216B, Malaysia, Liew Shie Ying, 3.10.2011.
  • AIPPI (2011). “The availability of injunctions in cases of infringement of IPRs”, Q.219, Malaysia, AMEET KAUR PURBA.
  • AIPPI (2011). “The patentability criterion of inventive step / non-obviousness”, Q.217, Malaysia, Tai Foong Lam, 27.9.2011.
  • AIPPI (2012). “Infringement of trademarks by goods in transit”, Q.230, Malaysia, Phye Keat CHEW, Sharon LAI, 15.8.2012.
  • AIPPI (2012). “The use of prosecution history in post-grant patent proceedings”, Q.229, Malaysia, TAI Foong Lam, 12.9.2012.
  • AIPPI (2014). “IP licensing and insolvency”, Q.241, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2015). “Acquiescence (tolerance) to infringement of Intellectual Property Rights”, Q.192, Malaysia, the Malaysian Group.
  • AIPPI (2015). “Limitations of the Trademark Protection, Q.195, Malaysia, Phye Keat CHEW and Yoke Yuen LIM.
  • Asia Law, McCurry ends dilution concept in Malaysia, January 2010
  • Baker & McKenzie, Intellectual Property: Developing Your Global Patent Playbook, Enforcing and Litigating Patent Issues in China and Southeast Asia, October 1, 2013, TX, USA.
  • Baker & McKenzie, Protection of Well Known Trade Marks, Andy Leck, Celeste Ang, June 2009
  • Bakri, S. and Aziz, A. (2009). “An Assessment of Fair Dealing in Malaysian Copyright Law in comparison with the Limitation Provisions of Japanese Copyright Law – Within the Current Technology Background”, Hosei Riron Vol. 41, No. 3, pp.298-327.
  • Bernama.com, 20,000 Firms Under Ministry Watchlist For Possible Software Piracy, 19.6.2014
  • Bernama.com, Amendments To Patents Act To Be Tabled In Current Parliament Session, 19.10.2015
  • Business Software Alliance (BSA), “Country Report: Malaysia” in Global Cloud Computing Scoreboard 2016.
  • Deloitte (2011). Tobacco Packaging Regulations: An International Assessment of the Intended and Unintended Impacts, May 2011.
  • Digital News Asia, Claiming proprietary rights for new software, 23.7.2012
  • EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EUMCCI Trade Issues and Recommendations 2011.
  • European Commission Directorate General for Trade, Countries and regions, Malaysia, 26.4.2015
  • Europol and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (2015). 2015 Situation Report on Counterfeiting in the European Union, April 2015.
  • Fatokun, O. et al. (2015). “Characterizing Pharmaceuticals on Data Exclusivity in Malaysia”, Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, Vol. 20, July 2015, pp. 223-229.
  • Government of Malaysia, Eleventh Malaysia Plan 2016-2020, 21.5.2015.
  • Havocscope, Malaysia Security Threats – Data and Information, 28.8.2014
  • Henry Goh & Co Sdn. Bhd., (2016). “Malaysia”, in Designs: A Global Guide 2016, World Trademark Review.
  • Henry Goh & Co. Sdn. Bhd., A Guide to the Malaysian IP System, 2012-2016.
  • Ida Madieha, Ghani Azmi, Private Law Department IIUM. (2006). Keeping Confidence: Putting in Place a Trade Secret Protection Program, WIPO National Seminar on Enhancing Awareness and Building Capacity of SMEs, September 2006.
  • International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), 2012 Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement: Malaysia, 10 February 2012.
  • International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), 2013 Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement: Malaysia, 8 February 2013.
  • International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), 2014 Special 301 Report on Copyright Protection and Enforcement: Malaysia, 7 February 2014.
  • KASS International, Domain name disputes in Malaysia 2013, Lexology, 11.2.2014
  • Lee Lin Li and Lim Wee Liang (2015). “Malaysia” in The Life Sciences Law Review, 3rd Edition, Kingham, R. (Ed.), Law Business Research Ltd., March 2015, London, UK.
  • Lexology.com, Design infringement claim backfires in Malaysia, 20.6.2014
  • Malay Mail Online, Health Ministry hits pause on plain tobacco packaging plan, 21.3.2016
  • Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives & Consumerism (MDTCC), Enforcement Division, BASKET OF BRANDS (BOB) A practical approach to fight counterfeiting, 2014.
  • Ministry of Domestic Trade,Cooperatives and Consumerism, My IP Bulettin, Issue 1, April 2014.
  • Ministry of Health, Malaysian National Medicines Policy, 2009.
  • Ministry of Health, Press Statement by YB Dato’ Seri Dr. Hilmi Bin HJ Yahaya, Deputy Minister of Health, Malaysia, 12.10.2015.
  • Mirandah, The Honda case – Injunctive Relief in Industrial Design and Three Dimensional Copyright in Malaysia, 24.4.2007
  • Motion Picture Association (MPA), News, Operator of Malaysian-Based Rogue Movie Website Jiwang.org Arrested, 13.6.2013
  • MyIPO, Guidelines for Patent Examination in the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, October 2011.
  • New Straits Times, Malaysia amending 18 laws in preparation for TPPA ratification, 24.9.2016
  • Shearn Delamore & Co. (2010). “Malaysia” in Anti-counterfeiting 2010 – A Global Guide, World Trademark Review.
  • Shearn Delamore & Co. (2013). “Malaysia” in Anti-counterfeiting 2013 – A Global Guide, World Trademark Review.
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  • Shearn Delamore & Co., Business Brief: Malaysia, World Intellectual Property Review Annual 2015, pp.102-103.
  • Shearn Delamore & Co., Malaysia Patenting Overview 2012, Timothy Siaw.
  • Shook Lin & Bok (2011). “Courts tackle key issues: jurisdiction and broadcasting rights” in Building and enforcing intellectual property value 2012, Thomson Reuters, The IP Media Group 2011.
  • Skrine (2005). “Malaysia” in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2005, pp. 237-244.
  • Spoor Fisher (2013). “Social Media in the Workplace – Employer’s or Employee’s?”, Point, Issue 5, November 2013.
  • Spruson & Ferguson, Malaysia Overview 2013
  • Tay & Partners (2008). “Malaysia” in Anti-counterfeiting 2008 – A Global Guide, World Trademark Review, pp. 103-106.
  • Tay & Partners (2014). “Malaysia” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trademark 2014, 3rd Edition, Global Legal Group Ltd., UK.
  • Tay & Partners (2015). “Malaysia” in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Copyright 2015, 1st Edition, Global Legal Group Ltd., UK.
  • The Borneo Post, Ministry keeps tabs on software piracy, 16.6.2015
  • The Government of Malaysia, The Malaysian Public Sector ICT Strategic Plan 2011-2015, 7.7.2011.
  • The Rakyat Post, Lost to software piracy syndicate, 16.7.2014
  • The Star Online, Nation, Health Ministry rejects TPPA patent proposal, 12.10.2015
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  • Wong Jin Nee & Teo (2007). “Malaysia” in World Trademark Review Yearbook 2007, pp. 236-242.
  • World Health Organization, Briefing Note: Access to Medicines – Country Experiences in Using TRIPS Safeguards, February 2008.
  • World Intellectual Property Review, From patent office to court room – 25 years of independent patent law in Malaysia, Dave Wyatt, 1.8.2011
  • World Intellectual Property Review, Protecting pharmaceutical products in Malaysia, Dave Wyatt, 1.8.2010
  • World Trademark Review Blog, TPP could aid WIPO effort to spread Madrid Protocol around Latin America, Tim Lince, 13.10.2015