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Intellectual Property and Malaysia’s Movement Control Order – What is happening to your pending applications / registrations for trademarks, patents and industrial designs?

Further to our client alerts dated on 31st March 2020 and 3rd April 2020, the Malaysian Government has decided to extend the Movement Control Order (“MCO”) by two weeks until 28th April 2020. The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) has issued an official directive as follows:- Deadlines, hearings and certification of documents Manual filing […]

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Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN)

Our article dated  23.3.2020 discusses the right of employers to rationalise manpower. On 6 April 2020, the Government announced an improved Stimulus Package, largely targeted towards small and medium sized enterprises (SME) that are economically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are three categories:- Wage Subsidy Program, which provides subsidies to employers to continue the […]

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RMO and ROM (Rationalisation of Manpower)

The dust has settled on the right of an employee to pay during the RMO. What remains to be seen is the impact of the turbulence caused by COVID–19 to the financial health of the employer. One week into the RMO, employers hit hard by cessation in business and productivity are exploring ways to cut […]

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COVID-19 And Event Cancellation Insurance

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation has made its assessment and announced that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic. The world has since then sighted its first pandemic caused by coronavirus. With over 1 million confirmed cases across the globe as of today, the outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted nearly every industry […]

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Asia Business Law Journal – Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers 2020

Asia Business Law Journal (ABLJ), a bi-monthly magazine that identifies the most capable legal advisers across Asia, have recently released their 2020 list of Top 100 Lawyers in Malaysia – the “A-list” as ABLJ terms it. The A-list is based on feedback from thousands of in-house counsel at a wide range of Malaysian and global […]

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The Application of Competition Law Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everyone is aware that the current times are difficult and unprecedented. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused various challenges to businesses with some of them (in unfortunate circumstances) potentially resorting to exit the market. Despite the array of measures and financial reliefs introduced by the Government, businesses regardless of their size and form struggle to survive. […]

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Intellectual Property and Malaysia’s Movement Control Order – What is happening to your pending applications / registrations for trademarks, patents and industrial designs?

Further to our client alert dated on 31st March 2020, the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (“MyIPO”) has issued a further directive pursuant to the extension of Movement Control Order (“MCO”) to 14th April 2020 by the Malaysian Government as follows:- Manual filing of trademark applications which involve claiming of priority date falling within 18th March 2020 […]

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