Registration Service



A trademark protects words, names, slogans and logos to ensure the exclusive rights (on similar goods or services that would cause confusion) of usage to the owner of the mark.

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South East Asia Trademark Registration Service

Including Search, Application & Final, Registration (forwarding certificate) Per Mark Per Class

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Simple Process

You do not need to worry about tedious and lengthy documentations. We have simplified the trademark filing process for you to ensure that your trademark filings will be handled professionally and within a reasonable time

Since 2015, Our Team has provided Trademark Registration Service, Business Premise License, Signboard License Permit, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Approval as well as others License, Permit, Approval Application Service.

We assisted over 2.3k customers to apply and also more than 3.8k Success Application for the Trademark Registration, License, Permit and Approval.

International, ASEAN, Malaysia
Trademark Registration Service


What is Trademark?

Trademark is any sign capable of word, phrase, symbol, signature, numeral, brand, heading, label, colour, sound, scent, hologram, positioning or sequence of motion or any combination that represents a company or product. It distinguish the products or services of company from those of other undertakings. Trademarks generally protect brand names and logo used on goods and services.


Why need Trademark ?


Unscrupulous copycats won't be able to profit unfairly from the brand recognition you've built up thanks to your trademark. You can sue someone who uses your trademark without your permission


The Procedure for Obtaining a Trademark Registration

Step 1 : Create a Trademark

  • A trademark must meet the standards of the Malaysian Trademarks, including the absolute and subjective reasons of denial

Step 2 : Identify The Classification of The Goods and Services Covered by The Trademark

  • A trademark is safeguarded in relation to the goods or services it signifies

  • It is critical to carefully consider the precise range of goods or services provided within the trademark

  • It affects the trademark's extent of protection

Step 3 : Conduct a Trademark Search Prior to Filing

  • The informal browse is purely subjective

  • The applicant may seek from the Malaysian Registry of Trademarks an authorized pre-filing review

  • This stage is usually recommended to identify whether there are any equivalent marks

  • Most Trademark Offices will require several months, sometimes longer than 1 year to consider an action on a trademark application

Step 4 : Determine Who Owns the Trademark

  • The Malaysian Trademarks allows for the registration of a trademark in the name of a person, corporation, or institution

  • Consider again about recognizing the ideal owners so that able to eliminate the additional expense of switching trademark ownership in the future

Step 5 : Prepare and File Trademark Application

  • Once the information is ready, we may proceed the application by filing the relevant official forms and paying the prescribed fees

  • The cost of trademark application will multiply according to the number of classes selected

  • After the application has been filled up, the sign ® do not encouraged to use on our trademark to avoid any offences

Step 6 : Trademark Examiner Inspection

  • A trademark application will typically require 6 to 12 months to be assessed by Malaysia's Registrar of Trademarks while other countries' timelines may differ

  • If any issues are discovered on the trademark application, the applicant will be offered the chances to react or correct the issues

  • The Registrar of Trademarks will undertake a comprehensive assessment of the trademark to assess in accordance with the provisions of the Trademarks Act 2019

Step 7 : Publication in the Malaysian Intellectual Property Official Journal

  • The trademark will be approved and published in the MyIPO Journal

  • If no opposition is submitted within 2 months after the date of publication, the trademark will be authorized in relation of the goods or services

Step 8 : Trademark Registration

  • If the registered proprietor intends to get a certificate of registration, he or she may make a request

  • The registered trademark holder may now apply the ® sign with the trademark

  • The trademark is already safeguarded, and the holder has exclusive rights of the trademark in relation to the claimed products or services for 10 years since the date of filing

  • A smooth trademark registration procedure normally requires 12 to 18 months


Required documents/information for application

  • The trademark must not exceed 10 cm by 10 cm

  • 1 copy will be returned to the buyer for future purpose

  • 2 copies of the filled up application (the model form is available)

  • It will be erased if the list of goods and services is determined to be inaccurate

  • In a single application, the candidate may apply to more than one class (Multiple classes)

  • Cost per class follows the Fee code TMA2A if the list of products or services used from the pre-approved list of goods and services

  • If the list of goods or services is not adopted from the pre-approved list, the cost per class required to refer Fee Code TMA2B

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to prove that the list of products or services requested is taken from a pre-approved list

  • If the trademark is part of a series, there is an extra fee for the second and subsequent trademarks (Fee Code TMA2C)

  • Make payment to "Perbadanan Harta Intelek Malaysia" by cash, cheque, money order, bank draught, or credit card

Factors to consider when selecting Trademark in Malaysia

Since Malaysia is a multicultural country that consists of different religious and racial groups, it is important to be extra caution when selecting a trademark without undesired or offensive meaning. It is advised to be appropriate while proposing trademark with regard to such sensitivities.

Any language and alphabet can be filed as trademarks. However, if the trademarks are not in English or Malay and not in Latin script, it is necessary to provide a verified translation and transliteration of each of the characters in English or Malay.

One thing to keep in mind is that Malaysia uses a first-to-use scheme for trademarks. This means that, in the absence of a prior user of an identical or substantially similar trademark in Malaysia, the first applicant who uses a mark in commerce is entitled to registration and has stronger rights.

Be aware that the these trademarks will be prohibited under Trademark Act(1999) if the use of trademark may deceive or cause confusion to the public or violate the law and if it contains or contains anything that may harm the religious sensitivity of any class or some Indian citizens. There is many more factor should consider when selecting the trademark.

Classification of Goods and Services for Trademark

Goods Trademark Classification

Class 1
Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins, unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.

Class 2
Paints, varnishes, lacquers, preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood, colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metal in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.

Class 3
Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.

Class 4
Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles, wicks for lighting.

Class 5
Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.

Class 6
Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; non-electric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.

Class 7
Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.

Class 8
Hand tools and implements (hand operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.

Class 9
Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signaling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carries, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire-extinguishing apparatus.

Class 10
Surgical, medical, dental and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.

Class 11
Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply and sanitary purposes.

Class 12
Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water.

Class 13
Firearms, ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.

Class 14
Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewellery, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.

Class 15
Musical instruments.

Class 16
Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding materials; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists' materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers' type; printing blocks.

Class 17
Rubber, gutta-perch, gum, asbestos, mica and goods made from these materials and not included in other classes; plastics in extruded from for use in manufacture; packing, stopping and insulating materials; flexible pipes, not of metal.

Class 18
Leather and imitations of leather, and goods made of these materials and not included in other classes; animal skins, hides; trunks and travelling bags; umbrellas, parasols and walking sticks; whips, harness and saddlery.

Class 19
Building materials (non-material); non-metallic rigid pipes for building; asphalt, pitch and bitumen; non-metallic transportable buildings; monuments, not of metal.

Class 20
Furniture, mirrors, picture frames; goods (not included in other classes) of wood, cork, reed, cane, wicker, horn, bone, ivory, whalebone, shell, amber, mother-of-pearl, meerschaum and substitutes for all these materials, or of plastics.

Class 21
Household or kitchen utensils and containers (not of precious metal or coated therewith); combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes); brush-making materials; articles for cleaning purposes; steel wool; unworked or semi-worked glass (except glass used in building); glassware, porcelain and earthenware not included in other classes.

Class 22
Ropes, string, nets, tents, awnings, tarpaulins, sails, sacks and bags (not included in other in other classes); padding and stuffing materials (except of rubber or plastics); raw fibrous textile materials.

Class 23
Yarns and threads; for textile use.

Class 24
Textiles and textile goods, not included in other classes; bed and table covers.

Class 25
Clothing, footwear, headgear.

Class 26
Lace and embroidery, ribbons and braid; buttons, hooks and eyes, pins and needles; artificial flowers.

Class 27
Carpets, rugs, mats and matting, linoleum and other materials for covering existing floors; wall hangings (non-textile).

Class 28
Games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles not included in other classes; decorations for Christmas trees.

Class 29
Meat, fish, poultry and game; meat extracts; preserved, dried and cooked fruits and vegetables; jellies, jams, compotes; eggs, milk and milk products; edible oils and fats.

Class 30
Coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, rice, tapioca, sago, artificial coffee; flour and preparations made from cereals, bread, pastry and confectionery, ices; honey, treacle; yeast, baking-powder; salt, mustard; vinegar, sauces (condiments); spices; ice.

Class 31
Agricultural, horticultural and forestry products and grains nor included in other classes; live animals; fresh fruits and vegetables; seeds, natural plants and flowers; foodstuffs for animals, malt.

Class 32
Beers; mineral and aerated waters and other non-alcoholic drinks; fruit drinks and fruits juices; syrups and other preparations for making beverages.

Class 33
Alcoholic beverages (except beers).

Class 34
Tobacco; smokers' articles; matches.

Services Trademark Classification

Class 35
Advertising; business management; business administration; office functions.

Class 36
Insurance; financial affairs; monetary affairs; real estate affairs.

Class 37
Building construction; repair; installation services.

Class 38

Class 39
Transport; packaging and storage of goods; travel arrangement.

Class 40
Treatment of materials.

Class 41
Education; providing of training; entertainment, sporting and cultural activities.

Class 42
Scientific and technological services and research and design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer hardware and software; legal services.

Class 43
Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodation.

Class 44
Medical services; veterinary services; hygienic and beauty care for human beings or animals; agriculture horticulture and forestry services.

Class 45
Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals; security services for the protection of property and individuals.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the trademark's scope of protection?

A trademark protects slogans, names, and logos to ensure the owner of the mark has exclusive usage rights (on similar goods or services that could cause misunderstanding).

Are trademarks registered in Malaysia valid abroad?

Cannot. It is necessary to check the registration laws of each country.

Is a trademark transferable or sell-able?

Yes. Trademark registration can be sold or transferred. MyIPO charges a fee for its services (Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia).

What is the relationship between "TM" and "R"?

The TM sign is provided to specify that the owner intends or is in the progress of applying a trademark. The ® sign is limited or may only be applied for trademarks that have been authorised with the IP authority. In Malaysia, unlicensed usage is subject to a fine and jail.

Can I trademark or patent my idea?

A trademark is a phrase, term, sign, or design that recognises the goods of one business from the products among other businesses. An concept is anything that is practical or operable, and it lies within the category of Patent in terms of Intellectual Property.

What cannot be trademark?

Certain trademarks include of unethical, deceitful, or indecent content; or incorrectly things; or bring persons into dishonour; or a geographical designation. The mark also must not be expressive of the products or convey a direct reference.

How long will a registered trademark be protected in Malaysia?

The period of protection for a registered trademark is 10 years, and it can only be renewable after 10 years. It can be updated continuously without limitation.

Should I register my trademark in a specific color or black and white?

It is recommended not to restrict your trademark to any specific color, because when there is no color restriction when registering a trademark, it should be considered that all colors have been registered.

Can I register for multiple classes under one application?

Yes, according to the new Trademarks Act 2019, applicants can now register multiple categories under one application. This means that trademark applications can now contain 2 or more categories.

What is the difference of "R" and "TM"?

Provide the TM mark to indicate that the owner intends or is applying for a trademark. The ® logo is limited or can only be used for trademarks that have been authorized by the intellectual property authority. In Malaysia, unauthorized use is subject to fines and imprisonment.

Is there guarantee safety without trademark registration?

No. There is no protection without registering a trademark. You are taking risk to be similar with others.

Under Section 99 of Trademarks Act 2019, any person who counterfeits a registered trademark by-

a) making sign identical with or similar to a registered trademark with the intention to deceive;

b) falsifying genuine registered trademark by alteration, addition, effacement, partial removal or otherwise