Archives for March 2009
The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) has informed the public that it intends to widen the scope of trademarks recognized under the Trade Marks Act 1976 in Malaysia by including Non-traditional Trademarks (NTMs) in three years time.
NTMs are basically new types of trademarks which do not belong to the pre-existing or conventional category of trademarks. NTMs are registrable in countries such as the United States, the European Union, Japan and Australia, but have been relatively unheard of until recently in Malaysia.
On 4 March 2009, MyIPO’s, director-general, Mr. Kamel Mohamad, said with the inclusion of NTMs, an individual or businesses could now register a trade mark such as sound, colour, smell, taste and texture or combination of one or more of these elements.
KUALA LUMPUR – KASS International Sdn Bhd – a well-established Intellectual Property (IP) boutique firm located in Kuala Lumpur, announced today the opening of its new office in Singapore which will serve to oversee and coordinate KASS’ operations in the region.
“Aspiring to be the ‘IP heartbeat of South East Asia’, KASS International speaks local languages of the region, giving us a natural advantage over other firms, especially when undertaking cross-border filings,” said Mr P. Kandiah, Managing Director of KASS International. “Singapore is a natural location for housing our regional office, as it is already a gateway for companies looking to expand in South East Asia.”
KUALA LUMPUR – An established Intellectual Property (IP) firm based in Malaysia – KASS International Sdn Bhd – has announced a strategic expansion into the regional market with the opening of its new office in Singapore.
The Singapore office will act as a regional hub to oversee and co-ordinate operations in the South East Asian region, supporting KASS International’s existing offices in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The office will reduce time and costs for handling of IP-related issues, as there will be a single agent handling all cases instead of multiple agents across different geographies.
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In conjunction with National Intellectual Property Day 2009, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) will be conferring the National Intellectual Property Award (AHIN) as recognition for inventors/creators on the contribution of their intellectual property to the country’s socio-economic development.
The four (4) categories of awards are as follows:
SMALL and medium enterprises should acquire intellectual property (IP) rights for their products before they spend money on marketing and promotion.
IP lawyer P.Kandiah said SME owners should file IP rights for their products or design before they expose them to the public. In fact, the law requires it.
He said many SMEs have lost exclusive rights for their products or processes because they were not aware of IP rights.