P1: Can a patent search be conducted?

P2: Can convention priority be claimed? (Paris Convention)
Yes. The priority claim can be filed within twelve (12) months from the filing date of earlier application in any other country.

P3: What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated? 
For an application filed on or after 1 August 2001, the patent granted is valid for 20 years from the filing/priority date, provided the prescribed annual fees are paid. The first annual fee is due one year from the date of grant. 

P4: Is there a novelty requirement? Is it local or worldwide?
Yes, worldwide.

P5: Are utility innovation granted protection in Malaysia under the current law?
Yes, and the term of protection for utility innovation is 10 years from the date of filing.

P6: Can the specifications or claims be amended?

P7: Can annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?

P8: In what language should specifications and claims of the patent be filed?
In Bahasa Malaysia or English.

P9: What are the conditions that might lead to a compulsory license?
See above question.

P10: Must assignments be recorded within a certain period?

P11: Does the Patent Law provide for licenses or registered users?

P12: Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?


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P.O. Box: 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telephone: +60196335424
Email: malaysia@agip.com
Contact: Nur Atiqah Samian


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