The first step of registering a trademark in Malaysia is that of application. When a person makes such an application, some of the details to be included are:
A payment of RM250 must also be made for the completion of Form TM5. An applicant may submit an application for a trademark on the website of MyIPO (https://www.myipo.gov.my/en/apply-for-trade-marks/)
After MyIPO accepts a request, it assigns a submission code. MyIPO will take further steps to record a trademark, of which the first is a formal review. This formal review causes the correct execution of the application form (TM5) and payment of the approved charge to be reviewed by MyIPO.
The formal review is followed by a substantive examination. During this phase, MyIPO examines the application in order to ensure that all legal registration requirements have been fulfilled.
MyIPO will then send either a letter of approval (TM29 form) or a letter of protest (TM70 form). Should all matter in this phase be duly completed, the applicant will then be required to pay a prescribed publication fee of RM450.
After these payments are made and all necessary accompanying images have been provided, the trademark will be published in Warta Kerajaan (Government Gazette). At this point, anyone who plans to reject the registration of the trademark has a period of two months to do so. Once there are no remaining objections, the trademark will be licensed, and the applicant will receive a registration certificate.
The newly registered trademark will be active for 10 years from the date of application. Registered trademarks in Malaysia can even be renewed on a permanent basis if the trademark has not been used for a duration of three years.