Malaysia

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Foreign filing information

PCT national stage entry

european validation Direct file pct stage

MY

Filing requirements

Deadline: 30 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: N/A
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

  • Excess claims fee: MYR 10 per claim over 10

  • Unlike most countries that require signed forms from the applicant, the Malaysian Patent Office now accepts scanned, color copies of documents.

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Direct (Paris Convention) filing

european validation Direct file pct stage

MY

Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: Yes
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *The POA is called Patents Form 17. This is the only document requiring a signature. No notarization or legalization is required.

  • A certified true copy of the priority application is not required at the time of filing unless later requested by the Registrar.

  • Excess claims fee: MYR 20 per claim over 10

  • The entity type of the applicant is required at filing if the applicant is not the inventor.

  • Information on the transfer of rights to the invention from the inventors to the Applicant (e.g. by virtue of an assignment or by employment of the inventors) is required at filing or later. The document evidencing the transfer, such as the deed of assignment, is not required unless later requested by the IP Office.

  • For requirements not strictly needed at filing (info above, signed Form 17), these must be fulfilled within 3 months from the date of issuance of an adverse formalities report.

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