March 19, 2020

The Malaysian Security Council Clarifies and Explains “essential services”

On 16 March 2020, the Government of Malaysia announced the Movement Control Order nationwide for the period between 18 March and 31 March 2020. The Government, however, made provisions for the continuity of operations for organisations offering 'essential services'.
March 17, 2020

How Would the COVID-19 Outbreak Affect My Contracts?

The recent novel coronavirus outbreak (officially named “COVID-19”) has affected millions across the globe, with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (“WHO”) calling the outbreak “unprecedented” and declaring a global public-health emergency last month. In fact, the Prime Minister of Malaysia had imposed a Movement Restriction Order in Malaysia on 16 March 2020 between the period of 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.
March 5, 2020

Trademarks Act 2019: A Wider Net for Infringement

The highly anticipated Trademarks Act 2019 (“TMA 2019”) came into force on 27 December 2019, and with that, trademark owners will be pleased to know that among the salient features under TMA 2019, there is a widened scope for trademark infringement. This widened scope is applicable to infringement of existing registered marks committed after the commencement of TMA 2019.
February 18, 2020

Registering Scents, Sounds and Colours: Changes Brought by the Malaysian Trademarks Act 2019

The protection of trade marks in Malaysia has been given a revamp with the coming into force of the new Trademarks Act 2019 (“TMA 2019”). A significant area of interest among brand owners and businesses is the widening scope of what constitutes a trade mark capable of being registered under TMA 2019. In short, TMA 2019 now allows for the registration and subsequent protection of a non-traditional trade mark.
February 3, 2020

Malaysia’s Accession to the Madrid System: Advantages and Disadvantages to your Business

Malaysia's accession to the Madrid System facilitates the registration of trade marks in multiple jurisdictions by local brand owners. A Madrid application must be based on a national application of the same trade mark to the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO). Nevertheless, the Madrid application can be done in conjunction with the national application or at any time after that.
January 21, 2020

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Newsletter (Jan 2020)

Bringing you the latest edition of Eversheds Sutherland’s quarterly Data Privacy and Cybersecurity newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest global developments including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the EU’s proposed ePrivacy Regulation and China’s recently enacted Cryptography Law.
December 27, 2019

(Simplified Chinese) Madrid Protocol Reaches Malaysian Shores on the Eve of a New Decade – 2020

马德里议定书在2020年前夕到达马来西亚 马来西亚在2019年12月27日正式实施了马德里体系。马德里体系,俗称国际商标制度,为世界上多个国家的商标注册提供一个集中管理制度。渴望在海外寻求商标保护的本地品牌持有人仅仅需要在马来西亚提交一份申请,已可以指定为其出口市场所在的国家寻求商标保护。这个过程只需一套统一收费和单一汇率。因此,根据本地品牌持有人想寻求商标保护的国家数量,马德里体系具有成本效益,而且手续相对简单。
December 27, 2019

(Traditional Chinese) Madrid Protocol Reaches Malaysian Shores on the Eve of a New Decade – 2020

馬德裡體系在2020年前夕到達馬來西亞 馬來西亞在2019年12月27日正式實施了馬德裡體系。馬德裡體系, 俗稱國際商標制度, 為世界上多個國家的商標注冊提供一個集中管理制度。渴望在海外尋求商標保護的本地品牌持有人僅僅需要在馬來西亞提交一份申請,已可以指定為其出口市場所在的國家尋求商標保護。這個過程隻需一套統一收費和單一匯率。因此,根據本地品牌持有人想尋求商標保護的國家數量,馬德裡體系具有成本效益,而且手續相對簡單。
December 27, 2019

Madrid Protocol Reaches Malaysian Shores on the Eve of a New Decade – 2020

27th December 2019 marks the day when Malaysia officially implements the Madrid System. The Madrid System provides centralised management for the registration of trade marks in multiple countries around the world, commonly known as the International Trademark System. Local brand owners who are keen to seek trademark protection overseas can now file a single application in Malaysia and designate the countries of interest where their export markets lie - with one set of fees in a single currency. As such, depending on the number of countries of interest, the Madrid system is cost-effective and less cumbersome.