Trademark means any sign capable of being represented graphically which is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings.Sign – any letter, word, name, signature, numeral, device, brand, heading, label, ticket, shape of goods or their packaging, color, sound, scent, hologram, positioning, sequence of motion or any combination thereof.Collective Mark – A collective mark shall be a sign distinguishing the goods or services of members of the association which is the proprietor of the collective mark from those of other undertakings.Certification Mark – A certification mark shall be a sign indicating that the goods or services in connection with which it shall be used are certified by the proprietor of the mark in respect of origin, material, mode of manufacture of goods or performance of services, quality, accuracy or other characteristics.
Have you considered registering the image/picture as a trade mark? A trade mark is used to distinguish your goods or services from those of other traders. When you register a trade mark you obtain exclusive use of the trade mark throughout Malaysia.
For more information, read about trade marks
You might also want to consider whether the image/picture someone created for you is protected under copyright. MyIPO offers copyright notification through Copyright Voluntary Notification System.
For more information, read about copyright