Trade mark protection is governed by the Trade Marks Act 1976 and the Trade Marks Regulations 1997.
The Act provides protection for registered trade marks and service marks in Malaysia. The proprietor of the trade mark or service mark has the right to deal or assign as well as to license its use.
Malaysia in compliance of TRIPS, prohibits registration of well-known marks by any third party (unauthorized user). It also prohibits importation of counterfeit of trade marks.