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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Advantages of Proceeding with Criminal Enforcement for the Protection of IPR Instead of a Civil Action .


1.  Intellectual Property Right (IPR) holders merely have to make a complaint of their works being infringed and the rest of the enforcement and investigation is carried out by the enforcement officers of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and  Consumer Affairs , Police or the Customs and  Excise ;

2.  The enforcement including the raid , search , seizure and arrest is carried out by the enforcement officers at no cost to the IPR holder ;

3.    IPR holders need not engage any lawyers as the prosecution is conducted by the deputy public prosecutors or prosecuting officers of the relevant government enforcement agency ;

4.  The enforcement is particularly effective where there are numerous outlets offering or supplying the infringing or counterfeit goods;


5.  There is no risk to the IPR holder to pay costs unlike in the event of an unsuccessful civil action.For example in Solid Gold Publishers Sdn Bhd v Chan Wee Ho & Ors [2002] 3MLJ , the plaintiff who had instituted a failed civil action , ended up having to  pay RM86,651.40 in general damages for the loss of revenue arising from the seizure of 418 video tapes , RM4598 in general damages to replace 48 of the missing tapes and RM50,000 in exemplary damages , interest and cost.



~ Practical Approach To Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights by Jagjit Singh a/l Bant Singh

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OBJECTION MATTERS - (understanding why a mark being objected)

(Manual of Trade Mark Law & Practice in Malaysia)


In deciding any question of possible conflict between two application or between an application and a registered trade mark , there are two main factors before raising an objection under this Section 19(1)and (2). These are :

- whether the marks are identical or so nearly resemble each other as to be likely to deceive or cause confusion ; and

- whether the marks are used on the same goods or services , the same description of goods or services , or whether the goods and services are closely related.


* When comparing cases, Examiners should always consider each mark as a whole. It is clear that marks are identical if they are the same in every detail when compared side by side. The test for deciding whether the marks so nearly resemble each other are established in case of law as below:

1. Imperfect Recollection
2.Appearance and Sound
3. Essential Feature
4.Composite Marks
5.Idea of Marks
6.Device Marks
7.Related Marks - confusion
8.Contextual Confusion of Marks
9. Comparing Goods and Services
10.Cross search
11.Co-pending Conflicts
12.Conflicting Marks
13.House Mark

Dalam lain perkataan , sekiranya permohonan anda dibantah di bawah Section 19(1) dan (2) , bermakna Pemeriksa telah membuat pemeriksaan bagi semua di atas dan salah satu tidak memenuhi syarat yang diperlukan. Jadi kalau anda lepas dari No. 1 - 13, mereka akan "proceed" permohonan anda .

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Apa itu Trade Mark/ Jenama ?
Mengapa ia penting?
Bagaimana membina jenama yang baik?
Mengapa tempuh untuk mendapatkan sijil sangat lama?
Adakah kos mendaftar sangat mahal?

Tahukah anda perlindungan Trade Mark bukan seumur hidup anda tapi selama-lamanya....

Anda penjual burger, nasi lemak, kain batik, belacan, katering, tailor, tuition center, tadika, salon, kedai runcit, restoran , kedai makan, penjual pakaian, tukang masak, rumah percutian/hotel, spa, beauty centre, kedai buku...

Anda adalah termasuk dalam golongan yang memerlukan perlindungan JENAMA.

Blog saya adalah kisah kisah yang saya lalui dalam dunia penjenamaan, apa yang saya lihat dan apa yang boleh kita lakukan . Mungkin usaha ini akan meningkatkan kesedaran tentang kepentingan Harta Intelek dalam setiap perniagaan.

Kos asas untuk mendaftar JENAMA - approx RM2,500.00
Tempuh perlindungan = 10 tahun.

Kos renewal - approx RM1,000.00
Tempuh perlindungan = 10 tahun

(setiap 10 tahun anda cuma perlu "renew" sekali untuk 10 tahun berikutnya)

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Brand Finance defines brand as “trademark and associated goodwill.”

Its methodology is based on determining the economic value of a trademark by applying the company’s royalty rate to future revenues attributable to the brand over a five year period.

Therefore, under its definition of brand, the valuation of a trademark and a brand is the same thing.

- Sean Stonefield , Forbes staff