Highlight of Trade Marks (Amendment) Regulations 2011
Enforcement date: 15 Feb 2011.
* Expedited examination
A means to expedite trademark examination is introduced. A request for expedited examination can be made within 4 months of the filling date if the Registrar is satisfied if the application is involved in one of the following criteria:
1. National or public interest
2. Infringement proceedings
3. Commercialized invention
4. Monetary benefits from the Government or recognized institutions
* Revised and new official fee
The official fees are revised upwards 40-50%. The new schedule of fees are available at www.myipo.gov.my
The amendment is only applicable for newly filed trademark and all registered trademarks.