March 2022

Malaysia Strengthens Intellectual Property Regime

In the twilight of 2021 amid the easing pandemonium of COVID 19, the Malaysian Parliament passed a trio of intellectual property legislation, namely, the Patents (Amendment) Bill 2021, the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2021 and the Geographical Indications Bill 2021. These Bills are aimed at enhancing the landscape of IP protection in the country by strengthening their enforcement, and bringing the standards of protection and practice to be in line with the country’s obligations under various international treaties.

In this article, our Partners Ong Boo Seng, Su Siew Ling and Kwok Tat Wai of the Intellectual Property Practice of Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law) set out the key changes under the Bills and their impact.

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Jurisdictions: Malaysia

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Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
Partner
Zaid Ibrahim & Co. (a member of ZICO Law)
Kwok Tat Wai
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Zaid Ibrahim & Co.
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