Patent Malaysia

Patent in Malaysia

Primus IP offers registration and advisory services designed to protect your patent in Malaysia. Our experience in intellectual property registration, specifically in drafting, filing, prosecuting patent applications, and providing patent-related advice, has helped put our clients at ease.

About Primus IP

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Primus IP is an established legal consulting firm in Malaysia, specialising in protecting the intellectual properties of SMEs and large corporations. Catering to your specific IP needs, we offer future-proof solutions ranging from strategic advisory services to litigation support.

Preserving Your Patent in Malaysia

A patent is an exclusive right provided by the authority to the owner of an invention which offers a novel product, solution or way of doing something, granting the owner limited monopoly rights. This is done in exchange for the total public disclosure of the particular invention. You can search for the existing patent in Malaysia via IP Online Search.

Eligible Inventions for Patent in Malaysia

  • Novel inventions that have yet been publicly disclosed in any way, anywhere in the world;
  • Must involve an inventive step, which means that the invention should not be obvious to a knowledgeable and experienced person in the invention’s specific field; and
  • Can be applied industrially, that is to say, the invention is able to be mass-produced.

Non-Eligible Inventions for Patent in Malaysia

  • Scientific theories, mathematical methods, and discoveries;
  • Biological processes such as animal or plant varieties, with the exception of man-made living micro-organisms, microbiological processes and the products of micro-processes;
  • Schemes, rules or business methods, essentially conducting mental acts or playing games;
  • The manner of treatment for the human or animal body by therapy or surgery, as well as diagnostic methods applied to the human or animal body;

The Significance of Patent Registration

A patent protects your invention and prevents others from stealing, imitating, manufacturing, selling, importing, or taking advantage of your idea and effort. Moreover, filing a patent application enables you the best opportunity to commercialise and subsequently profit from the invention. Not only that, but the patent system also contributes to the greater good as it enhances public knowledge and capability due to the disclosure of the invention.

Claiming Ownership of Patent in Malaysia

To file for a patent application, you should prepare the following:

  • Applicant’s and investor’s details;
  • Details including related descriptions, claims, and drawings if needed;
  • Priority data (a certified copy may be asked by the Registrar, preferably within 1 month after filing), if any;
  • Fees payable

Eligible Inventions for Patent in Malaysia

  • Novel inventions that have yet been publicly disclosed in any way, anywhere in the world;
  • Must involve an inventive step, which means that the invention should not be obvious to a knowledgeable and experienced person in the invention’s specific field; and
  • Can be applied industrially, that is to say, the invention is able to be mass-produced.

Non-Eligible Inventions for Patent in Malaysia

  • Scientific theories, mathematical methods, and discoveries;
  • Biological processes such as animal or plant varieties, with the exception of man-made living micro-organisms, microbiological processes and the products of micro-processes;
  • Schemes, rules or business methods, essentially conducting mental acts or playing games;
  • The manner of treatment for the human or animal body by therapy or surgery, as well as diagnostic methods applied to the human or animal body;

Non-Eligible Inventions for Patent in Malaysia

  • Scientific theories, mathematical methods, and discoveries;
  • Biological processes such as animal or plant varieties, with the exception of man-made living micro-organisms, microbiological processes and the products of micro-processes;
  • Schemes, rules or business methods, essentially conducting mental acts or playing games;
  • The manner of treatment for the human or animal body by therapy or surgery, as well as diagnostic methods applied to the human or animal body;

Experience worry-free application for patent in Malaysia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

You can refer to the comprehensive table available at MyIPO's patent form & fees. For more information, reach out to our registered patent experts.

You can apply for a patent in Malaysia manually, either alone or together with another person. The word "person" in this context is not limited to individuals, which means that it also includes, for instance, a company.

In Malaysia, your patent will be protected for 20 years from the date of filing.

Yes, foreigners are able to perform patent registration in Malaysia by taking the same step taken by Malaysian citizens. However, foreigners must be represented by a registered patent attorney to apply for registration.