What does a trademark protect?
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.
What is a trademark search?
MyIPO (Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia) will not register a trademark that is similar to a mark that is already registered. This means that conducting a trademark name search is essential prior to filing and is recommended by most legal representatives. You can hire us to conduct trademark research for you.
When can i use the ® or ™ symbols?
You may use the ™ symbol next to your trademark right away. You may use the ® next to your trademark only after your trademark has gone through the entire trademark registration process (approx. 9 – 14 months) and a Registration Certificate is issued.