Prior to 1983, intellectual property rights (IPR) in Malaysia was administered by Pejabat Cap Dagangan dan Jaminhak. This Office changed its name to Pejabat Cap Dagangan dan Paten in 1983 and was placed under the jurisdiction of the then Ministry of Trade and Industry.
On 27 October 1990, the Ministry was restructured and the Office was placed under the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs which is now known as Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operative and Consumerism and changed its name to Intellectual Property Division. The Division was tasked to administer Patents Act 1983, Trade Marks Act 1976, and Copyright Act 1987.
The Industrial Designs Act 1996 came into force in 1999, followed by the Layout-Designs of Integrated Circuits Act 2000. In 2001, the Geographical Indications Act 2000 came into force.
To respond to the development of intellectual property at domestic and global levels, the Division was corporatized on 3 March 2003 and known as the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (PHIM),with the enforcement of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia Act 2002.
The Corporation took an important first step of rebranding when the acronym PHIM became MyIPO on 3 March 2005 at the inaugural National Intellectual Property Day.
OUR VISION & MISSION
Our Vision is to be one of the leading intellectual property organisations
And our Mission is to providing strong legal infrastructure and effective administration regime to enhance greater creativity and exploitation of intellectual property.
To issue Certificate of Filing 3 days from date of receipt of application
To issue Certificate of Grant of Patent 1 month 3 weeks from the date of filing of request for Expedited Examination (FORM 5I) and only applies to application without any objection
To issue the Certificate of Grant of Patent/Utility Innovation 26 months from the date of filing of application for Ordinary Examination.
Client Charter for Trade Mark Application
To issue the Certificate of Registration 6 months 3 weeks from the date of filing of application for Expedited Examination
To issue the Certificate of Registration of Trademark 12 months from the date of filing for Ordinary Application.
Note : In order to secure registration according to time line proposed by the Registrar, request for advertisement of application has to be made within 1 month from Registrar’s notice of acceptance and/or request for approval for Expedited Examination has to be made within 1 month from the date of application
Client Charter for Industrial Design Application
Issuance of certificate of Industrial Designs within 8 months from the acceptance of completed application form, documentation and prescribed fees.
Issuance of extension registration certificate within 14 days from the date of receiving completed documentation and prescribed filing fees.
Issuance of a notice of change of name or address and assignment or transmission 7 days from the date of receiving filing fees and documentation
Client Charter for Geographical Indications Application
Issuance of certificate of Geographical Indications within 8 months from the acceptance of completed application form, documentation and prescribed fees.
Certificate of Renewal will be issued within 14 days from the date of application for renewal.