Business in Malaysia

Malaysia is a vibrant economy which has resulted from decades of careful planning and hard work. In Malaysia, prosperity is enjoyed by a large percentage of its citizen and with its flourishing economy, running business in this country can be extremely rewarding.

With regards to setting up a new business in Malaysia, various types of business models can be used, such as, for example, Sole Proprietorship, Company (Private Limited Company, Public Limited Company or Branch of a Foreign Company), Partnership, Unincorporated Association, Representative and Regional Office, Operational Headquarter (OHQ), International Procurement Centre (IPC), and Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). All companies in Malaysia are governed by the Companies Act 1965.

With regards of protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), Malaysian intellectual property regime offers various types of protection, including copyrights, trademarks, designs, patents and layout designs of integrated circuits in compliance with Malaysia’s obligation as a signatory to the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS). Malaysia is a signatory to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic works, as well as the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is a statutory body established to assist in the administration and enforcement of intellectual property laws and issues or matters relating to intellectual property.

We assist our clients in developing their business strategy for setting up and running their business successfully within Malaysia. Our team provides valuable consultancy to our clients regarding all major Asian jurisdictions, ranging from detailed Investment Guidance, Legal Consultancy, Taxation, Labor laws and the like.

We provide business and management consultancy services to our clients helping them in the key business areas aimed at maintaining strong market position and identifying competitive challenges by providing perfect combination of a localized approach while maintaining international quality standards.

We act as single point of contact for multiple aspects of business by providing research and consultancy services including Competitive Intelligence Services, Analyzing Competitive Climate of Various Markets, Major Market Players, Trends and Changes in Market Structure, Market Entry Feasibility Study, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Services, Strategic Investment Guidance, Business Forecasting, and the like.

Additionally, we provide business consultancy regarding laws in Malaysia for companies who either plan to enter Malaysia or already conduct business in Malaysia, including, Patent Filing Strategies with Malaysia Patent Office, Patentability Searches, Provisional & Non-provisional patent drafting, Office Action Responses, Patent Prosecution Support, Freedom-to-operate Searches, Patent Invalidation Analysis, Patent Claim Charts, Patent Portfolio Assessment, Strategic Patent Counseling, Mergers & Acquisitions, Incorporating a Legal Entity in Malaysia, Conducting business through branches, joint ventures and subsidiaries, impact of product liability laws, impact of labor and employment laws, General income tax issues, and the like.

We provide technical consulting and guidance to our clients ranging from start-up ventures to large corporations in a wide range of technical matters, including new methods or processes, machines and mechanical devices, circuits, tools, structures, chemical and biological compositions (pharmaceuticals, DNA sequences, biological materials etc.), genetically engineered plants and animals, computer programs, mobile applications (apps), and business methods.

We provide individuals, startups and businesses with patent filing, patent protection, patent advice, patent services, invention filing, invention protection, invention services, invention advice, copyright filing, copyright protection, trademark filing and trademark protection before Indian Patent and Trademark Office and Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) through our patent agent associates registered with MYIPO.

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