Foreign applicants should take note. For all PCT applications filed after 16 August 2006, Malaysia can be designated in any PCT application.
Malaysian applicants can from the same date, file PCT applications in Malaysia. This is a more cost-saving and strategic way of securing patent rights in foreign countries if applicants are interested in more than 3/4 countries.
Please refer to our article regarding the impact of PCT on Malaysia for more information on the procedure of the system and the strategic planning required in a PCT application.