APPLICATION & REGISTRATION

We act on our clients' behalf as Registered Industrial Design Agent in filing your application at the Malaysian Industrial Design Office and represent them through every step of the industrial design registration process including prosecuting the application until issuance of Certificate of Registration.

 Special discounted rates

 Regular periodic updates on the progress of your application and email enquiries answered promptly within 24 hours.

 Application filed within the same day if all documentation are in order.

 All correspondences received from the Industrial Design Office will be forwarded to you promptly via email.

    
 SEARCH

Before applying for design registration, it is a good idea to conduct a search of the industrial design database. It can save you a great deal of time and money.We are able to assist you in conducting a thorough search of the design database at the Malaysian Industrial Design Office and provide you with our professional opinion on the registrability of your design.

 

 RENEWAL

A Malaysian registered design is valid for a duration of 15 years. The initial term of registration is 5 years from the filing date and renewable for further 2 terms of 5 years each upon payment of renewal fees.

We send reminders for renewals to our clients approximately 6 months before expiry date. Renewals are filed on a timely basis ensuring continued and uninterrupted protection of your design rights.


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Here are the top 3 questions on industrial design protection:


      Q: What is an industrial design?

An industrial design consists of features including shapes, lines, colours, texture, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to a product which makes the appearance unique.


Some common examples of products the designs of which are registrable industrial design are furniture, containers, clothing items, electronic and electrical appliances, household utensils, mobile phones, fashion accessories.


Q: What does an industrial design registration protect and for how long?

      An industrial design registration protected the physical appearance and visual appeal of the product as a whole.           The maximum registration period in Malaysia is 15 years (with renewal fees payable in the 5th &10th year).

        
      Q: Is there a worldwide protection for industrial design registration?

        No. To seek protection internationally, separate applications will have to be filed in respective countries.