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Overseas Intellectual Property Filing

For exporters, intellectual property rights are a challenging aspect of doing business internationally. There are several terms relating to intellectual property that exporters must understand before they dive into the export markets. If you are planning to trade overseas, then you should consider getting an intellectual property protection.

Intellectual Property Malaysia

Intellectual property (IP) is a broad categorical description for the set of intangible assets owned and legally protected by a company. Companies are diligent when it comes to identifying and protecting intellectual property because it holds such high value in today's increasingly knowledge-based economy (Will Kenton, 2021). Intellectual property Malaysia contributes enormously to our national and state economies. A large numbers of industries across our economy rely on the enforcement of their patent, trademark and copyright, while consumers are using IP to ensure they are purchasing guaranteed products. 

Intellectual property rights can consists of many types of assets, including trademarks, patents and copyrights. Intellectual property Malaysia can be used for various reasons, such as marketing and branding, as well as to protect assets that gives competitive advantage. In general understanding, intellectual property Malaysia can be defined as any products of the human intellect that the law protects from unauthorised use by others. Ultimately, intellectual property are worth protecting, both domestically and internationally.

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10 Reasons Why Business Should Care About Trademarks

Why Do You Need To Register A Trademark?

If your brand is not properly protected by trademark rights, business will stand a chance to loose their valuable trademarks to competitors, which can result to loss of business goodwill, market share, investment in advertisements and profit margin. When your trademark is hijacked by a competitor in a potential market, at stake is your freedom to sell under your own brand in the target market. 

Process of Trademark Registration

Trademark Search
Our consultants will conduct a search in all relevant trademark database local and overseas. Then we will advise you on the registrability of your trademark.
Trademark Application
Once we have filed your trademark, you can immediately use the (TM) symbol next to your trademark.
Publication & Registration
Our consultants will assist you in the publication and registration of your trademark. Once registered, your trademark is valid for a period of ten years and can be renewed indefinitely.
Why Consider Registering Your Trademark With Us?

We know that you are relentless in the pursuit of becoming the top brands in the industry. The problems that are in your journey to build a strong brand, you need a competent and reliable professional consultants who can advise you on how to effectively protect and manage your brands. DagangHalal believe that we can add value by offering a customised trademark protection and management packaged. We do understand that by lowering the cost and maximising the scope of your trademark protection are the key objectives of your trademark strategy. Instead of looking for other professional consultation firm to cover search, prosecution, registration, monetisation and enforcement of your trademarks, DagangHalal offers a seamless integrated one-stop trademark protection to serve your trademark needs. Contact us to learn more about our customised trademark solutions.

What is Madrid Protocol Filing Method And How Does The System Works?

Madrid Protocol is an international system for obtaining trademark protection in a number of countries and/or regions using a single application. Protection can only be obtained for countries and regions which have joined the system. In order to file an international application, you must have already registered or applied for a mark in your “home” IP Office. International Registrations is administered centrally via the World Intellectual Property Organisations (WIPO) in Switzerland. 

According to WIPO, the international trademark registration process consists of 3 stages :

Stage 01
Application Through Your National Or Regional IP Office (Office Of Origin)

Before you can file an international application, you need to have already registered or have filed an application, in your "home" IP Office. The registration or application is known as the basic mark. You then need to submit your international application through the same IP Office, which will certify and forward it to WIPO.

Stage 02
Formal Examination By WIPO

WIPO only conducts a formal examination of your international application. Once approved, your mark is recorded in the International Register and published in the WIPO Gazette of International Marks. WIPO will then send you a certificate of your international registration and notify the IP Offices in all the territories where you wish to have your mark protected.

Stage 03
Substantive Examination By National Or Regional IP Office (Office Of The Designated Contracting Party)

The IP Offices of the territories where you want to protect your mark will make a decision within the applicable time limit (12 or 18 months) in accordance with their legislation. WIPO will record the decision of the IP Offices in the International Register and then notify you.

Why Choose Us?

For the past twenty years, we have focused on helping brand owners protecting their brands in the most professional and cost efficient ways.

Experienced Team
We are a team of professionals comprising qualified consultants who strive to provide you with an intergrated and all rounded services in protecting and monetizing your IP assets.
Trusted Services
Since 1998, our team has successfully secured thousand of trademarks in more than 150 countries in the world.
Valued For Money
Our fees are competitive and we provide you with value for money business-driven solutions tailored to your IP needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens if I do not register my trademark?

Failure to trademark your business may lead to infringement that you are not unaware of. If you do not have a registered trademark, the legal position is that you do not have a legal rights to your name or brand. An unregistered trademark is also protected and has its own benefits. Unfortunately, an unregistered trademark does not posses the statutory right of infringement.

Why is it important to protect Intellectual Property rights?

Intellectual Property (IP) rights are valuable assets for your business. Your IP rights can set your business apart from competitors, offer customers something new and different and can be used as security for your loan. Thus it is important to protect your IP rights to save it against infringement from others, stop others from using it without your permission and also earn royalties by licensing it. Some IP rights are automatically protected by the IP law, however there are also other types of legal protection that you can apply for.

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