Thursday, July 15, 2010

MyID and MyCoID

This is probably the first announcement by newly appointed Director General Azizan Mohamad Sidin.

To all our valued customers, in line with the Governments initiative on the usage of MyID and MyCoID in the public sector agencies, the Patent Department and the Trade Marks Department of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia will enforce the usage of the following:

1. MyID number (MyKad) - if the applicant is an individual or partnership; or
2. MyCoID company registration number- if the applicant is a company

as a personal reference number for any Trade Marks applications and Patent applications effective 12 July 2010. You may register the MyID/MyCoID via PANTAS online or MyIPO service counter. For search and query for applications using MyID/MyCoID, it can be made via the Application Status Enquiry.

For the purpose of the above, kindly write the MyID/MyCoID number after the applicant’s name on each and every form relating to Trade Marks and Patent applications filed with MyIPO.

Azizan Mohamad Sidin
Director General
Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia
8 July 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Azian Appointed as New Director General of MyIPO

Azizan Mohamad Sidin, 50, was appointed as Director General and Member of Perbadanan Harta Intelek Malaysia on 1 July 2010.

He holds a Bachelor Degree of Science (Agribusiness) from University Pertanian Malaysia and Masters of Science (Economics) from University of Arkansas, USA.

His extensive experience in administering and managing of an organization has made him a household name in civil service. Started his career as Marketing Officer at Malaysian Timber Industry Board in 1984 before he was appointed as Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Primary Industries in 1988. He was later appointed as Assistant Director at Economic Planning Unit at the Prime Minister’s Department in 1994 and as Head of Assistant Director at Privatization and Economic Section, Office of the Secretary to Government Selangor in 2000.

He was appointed as Yang Dipertua (Mayor) of Sepang Municipal Council on 01 November 2005 before continuing his career at MyIPO. - MyIPO