A trade mark is a sign which distinguishes the goods and services of one trader from those of another. A trade mark includes words, letters, numbers, names, signatures, devices or any combination of these.
Pre-filing search is a process to check the availability of a trademark for registration. The search will unveil any similar or identical mark if there is similarity with the proposed mark. We will also advise in term of legal requirement of trademark registration to make sure the mark complies with Malaysian Trade Marks Act 1976.
Trademark application requires several procedures need to be followed in order to get the application accepted by the registrar. We will help client to face this procedure by processing all documents and form that required for trademark application. What we need from client is just providing documents and information required for application. The rest, you can count on us.
APPEAL FOR TRADEMARK OBJECTION
Some applications may face objection from the registrar due to non-compliance with the requirements of Malaysian Trade Marks Act 1976. Appeal can be made to overcome the objection. Out task is to prepare the written submission and to compile all evidence of use to support the submission. Our submission will use case law, market research and applicant’s current business activity to be our argument in the submission.
ATTENDING HEARING SESSION
Hearing is the second stage of appeal if the first appeal by way of written submission rejected by the registrar. We, on behalf of client will attend the hearing session and will submit our arguments to appeal for the objection that has been maintained before the registrar.
FILING OF GAZETTE
All trademark application that has been accepted by the registrar need to be gazette prior to certificate issuance. We can process the gazette application by filling the necessary from and submit it to the trademark office.
During the two months gazette period, any third party may file an opposition notice against the accepted trademark application in order to challenge the application. With regards to opposition, we offer services to file the opposition notice, filing counter statement, filing evidence in support of opposition, filing evidence in support of application, filing evidence in reply, filing written submission and attending hearing for opposition proceeding.
Transfer of trademark ownership can be done by way of an assignment. We can help client in preparing the agreement called the deed of assignment and file it to the trademark office for the recordal of the assignment.
Every registered trademark will for a period of 10 years from the filing date. It needs to be renewed before the expiry of the 10th years. We can help client to file the renewal and get the renewal certificate for another 10 years period.
Licencing is the quickest and easiest way to expand business without the need of a big capital and long period of time. To make that sure that the licensing is done in a proper way, we are offering services to draft the licensing agreement and to help client to plan the business model or concept that suit the client’s business activity.
TRADEMARK APPLICATION OVERSEAS
We can process application for trademark filing outside Malaysia. We have networks in over 100 countries worldwide.