SUB-REGIONAL MEETING OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE OFFICIALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MADRID SYSTEM
4 February 2020 – Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP),Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution officiated the Sub-Regional Meeting of the Intellectual Property Office Officials Responsible for the Madrid System.
This meeting is a platform to strengthen the capacity of IP offices and to improve operations of the Madrid System in the contracting parties, to enhance the knowledge of the operations and to encourage the accession to the Madrid System for non-contracting parties. (more)
COURTESY VISIT BY MS. WANG BINYING, DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WIPO
10 January 2020- Director General of MyIPO, YBhg Dato’ Mohd Roslan Mahayuddin received a courtesy visit from Deputy Director General of Department of World Intellectual Property Organization, Ms. Wang Binying.
The delegation included officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, National Intellectual Property Administration of China, and The Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Malaysia. (more)
OFFICIAL VISIT BY SENIOR OFFICIALS OF WIPO-PRV-SIDA ADVANCED TRAINING AND ADVISORY PROGRAM
19 December 2019 – MyIPO received a visit from Senior Officials of WIPO-PRV-SIDA Advanced Training and Advisory Program on Intellectual Property in the Global Economy here today.
The delegation was led by Mr. Kifle Shenkoru, Director of Division for Least Developed Countries of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The visit aims to share experiences and lessons on the organizational and operational framework of MylPO. (more)
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON BRANDING AND THE MADRID SYSTEM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION OF MARK
4 November 2019 – Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs officiated the National Seminar on Branding and the Madrid System for the International Registration of Mark today in Georgetown, Penang.
The seminar gathered more than 150 local entrepreneurs, IP practitioners and representatives from various Government agencies to share the new scopes in Trademarks Bill 2019 which will replace the Trade Marks Act 1976. The participants were also exposed to the Madrid System, a global trademark registration system which enables trademark owners to obtain protection in several countries by means of a single international application. (more)
TRAINING ON THE ASEAN COMMON GUIDELINES ON THE EXAMINATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS
29 October 2019 – MyIPO hosted the training course for ASEAN design examiners on the ASEAN Common Guidelines on the Examination and Registration of Industrial Designs which was organized by European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) under the framework of ARISE+ IPR.
The main purpose of the Common Guidelines is to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of the design registration process across the ASEAN region. (more)
MALAYSIA ACCEDES TO MADRID PROTOCOL
GENEVA, 27 September 2019 – Malaysia becomes the 106th member of the Madrid Protocol System upon depositing the instrument of accession of the Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today. The instrument of accession which was signed by the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, was handed over by the Secretary General of Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Datuk Muez Abdul Aziz, to the Director General of WIPO, Francis Gurry. The Director General of Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO),Dato’ Mohd Roslan Mahayudin, was also present during the ceremony. The Protocol will enter into force in Malaysia on 27 December 2019. (more)
CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP ON GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS
25 September 2019 – The Capacity Building Workshop on Geographical Indications (GI) was specially designed for GI producers and associations to learn the drafting of GI Book of Specification as well as to share few thoughts on the roles, functions and business model of GI associations in protecting and promoting GI, as well as the GI Protection and Promotion in the European Union.
The workshop was facilitated by Mr.Denis Sautier, Senior Agri-food Economist of CIRAD and Mr.Ryzul Osman Basah, Senior Assistant IP Officer to give hands-on approach, interactive and focus exposure to all the participants. (more)
CONFERENCE ON THE COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA
18 September 2019 – European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) under the IP Key South-East Asia organized the Conference on the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights in South-East Asia in co-operation with Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO).
The conference aimed to promote the exchange of best practices in the operations of Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) including in the aspect of transparency, accountability and good governance.