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TM Legal Snippets

Ch’ng Kim Chye & Anor t/a Lam Soon Huat v SP Yam Huat Sdn Bhd [2019] 10 MLJ 562 The Plaintiff is the common law owner of the following trademarks in respect of tobacco products. The Defendant is the registered trademark owner of Trademark Registration Number 2011010139 for “tobacco, smokers’ articles, matches, all included in Class 34” where the mark is represented as follows:... more

Industrial Designs in Malaysia

An industrial design consists of the creation of a shape and configuration, or a pattern and ornamentation in two- or three-dimensional form containing aesthetic value that is used to produce a product, industrial commodity or handicraft. Processing of industrial design applications in Malaysia is handled by the Industrial Designs Registry at the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia or better known as the Malaysian IP Office (MyIPO)... more

A Change Would Do Us Good

After close to a decade of intermittent discussions, proposals, referendums and making up for lost time between the powers-that-be and stakeholders, the new Trademarks Bill (and soon to be Act) of 2019 finally see the light of day. This would mark (pun intended) an ambitious and complete overhaul of the aging Trade Marks Act 1976. The new Bill was tabled in the Malaysian Parliament on 11 April 2019 and was approved (with some amendments) by the Lower House (Dewan Rakyat) on 02 July 2019 and the Upper House (Dewan Negara) on 23 July. Pending royal assent, it is now almost as certain that the sun will rise in the east that the new Act will come into effect by the last quarter of this year... more

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