Malaysia IP Overview

Intellectual property (IP) protection in Malaysia is comprised of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, geographical indications and layout designs of integrated circuits. Malaysia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a signatory to the Paris Convention and Berne Convention. Malaysia is also a signatory to the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs). Moreover, Malaysia is continually working towards better global integration in terms of intellectual property, for instance, it became a member of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty in December 27, 2012. Also, Malaysia has developed close relationship and cooperation with neighboring countries under the framework of ASEAN.

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