Trademarks Act 2019: Important Changes To Trademark Filings In Malaysia.

Legal News & Analysis - Asia Pacific - Malaysia - Intellectual Property

18 March, 2020


The Trademarks Act 2019 came into force on 27 December 2019. In this alert, we will highlight some of the new features and changes arising from the new Act.


What is new?


International registration


  • It is now possible to obtain an international registration via the Madrid Protocol by filing one application in one language and paying one fee.


Multiple class applications


  • Multiple class application is now available. A single application may be made for the same mark in more than one class of goods and services.


Non-traditional marks


  • Non-traditional marks such as scent, colour, shape, hologram and motion marks can now be registered.


The full article can be found from Zicolaw's site here.



For more information, please contact:


Ong Boo Seng, Partner,  ZICO IP