Business in Malaysia

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.

Business in Singapore

Business in Singapore

Singapore offers tremendous opportunities to the international business community, which considers Singapore as the perfect location to setup their company and launch their business. Singapore is rated no. 1 in the world by World Bank for ease of doing business and is ranked among the top wealthiest nations in the world by Forbes magazine. Politically, Singapore is rated as the most stable country in Asia and has the best labor force in the world. Another major advantage of doing business in Singapore is its convenient location. Singapore is situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, thus making it possible to access a market of 2.8 billion people within a few hours flight. Additionally, Singapore’s port is one of the busiest in the world, and the country is classified as a premier International Maritime Centre.

Singapore is termed as the easiest place in the world to set up and manage a business, and it only takes about a couple days to incorporate a company in Singapore. Singapore offers another important advantage to entrepreneurs and corporations because of its low effective tax rates, for both personal and corporate. It is strongly believed that Singapore may become the next Silicon Valley, and hence protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is given utmost importance in this country.

We assist our clients in developing their business strategy for setting up and running their business successfully within Singapore. 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 Singapore for companies who either plan to enter Singapore or already conduct business in Singapore, including, Patent Filing Strategies with Singapore 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 Singapore, 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.

Business in Europe

Business in Europe

We assist our clients in developing their business strategy for setting up and running their business successfully within Europe. Our team provides valuable consultancy to our clients regarding 15 major European 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 Europe for companies who either plan to enter Europe or already conduct business in Europe, including, Patent Filing Strategies with European Patent Office (EPO), 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 Europe, 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.

Business in Canada

Business in Canada

Canada is a G7-leading economy and Canada’s business climate nurtures innovation and enhances economic growth. We provide a wide variety of business services for entrepreneurs, small and medium sized businesses, professional offices and institutions who are interested in doing business in Canada.

We provide business consultancy regarding laws in Canada for companies who either plan to enter Canada or already conduct business in Canada, including, Patent Filing Strategies, Patentability Searches CIPO, 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 Canada, 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 also assist our clients in providing business consultancy regarding investment in Canada by providing customized services, including, Strategic Market Intelligence, Information and advisory regarding setting up a business in Canada, Taxation & Immigration Advisory, 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.

Business in United States

Business in United States

We provide consultancy regarding US laws for companies who either plan to enter the US market or already conduct business in the United States, including, USPTO Patent Filing Strategies, Patentability Searches, Provisional & Non-provisional patent drafting, USPTO Office Action Responses, Freedom-to-operate Searches, Patent Invalidation Analysis, Patent Claim Charts, Patent Portfolio Assessment, Strategic Patent Counseling, Mergers & Acquisitions of US businesses, Incorporating a Legal Entity in US, 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.

Business Management Services

Business Management Services

We help our clients grow and manage their businesses by providing customized business solutions including business management consulting, global patent strategy, technology management, patent portfolio management, technology licensing, technology commercialization, business valuation consulting, offshore companies, international tax planning, market entry strategy and brand licensing.

  1. Business Management Services: We provide business management services in all areas of business. We work alongside management teams at all stages of the start-up cycle right from business plan consulting to initial public offering (IPO). We provide specialized services for start-ups and entrepreneurs including business plan development that clearly communicates various crucial parameters of the business model to business partners and funding sources including venture capital firms, angels, and corporate investors. We provide efficient services for specifically targeting your needs of our clients in a timely manner. Learn more.
  2. Patent Strategy Experts: We assist our clients in setting up a long-term patent strategy that aligns with their business goals in addition to consultation and advisory regarding general patent matters. We know that a patent portfolio is hugely benefited by a customized patent strategy, which is in line with the corporate strategy. By drafting a sound patent strategy, we assist our clients in protecting their valuable technological know-how and minimizing cost at the same time, thereby maximizing the benefits from their Patents. We help our clients in making the right choices with regards to selection of technology to patent, technology landscape surveys, identifying licensing opportunities, due diligence, risk assessments, patent portfolio management, IP transactions, relevant countries to operate and file patents, expediting patent prosecution and the like. Learn more
  3. Technology Management: We provide responsive services to our clients to make sure that the results of their research are successfully commercialized and transferred to the industry, thereby driving economic growth and benefiting the general public. We provide resources and guidance to our clients including inventors and business partners as well as provide a medium for commercializing patents and technologies that are available for licensing. Learn more
  4. Business Valuation Consulting: We provide business valuation services to our clients for both listed and unlisted entities including valuations of intangible assets including brand, goodwill, customer relationships, intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs etc. The consulting services further include ESOP scheme framing, documentation and valuation for companies according to IFRS, private equity investment advisory, due diligence, exit formalities, raising funds via non convertible debentures, debt restructuring, investment banking services, financial & business due diligence, virtual CFO services, tax planning and management advisory, investor relationship (IR) services, liaising with banks and financial institutions, investment advisory and the like. Learn more.
  5. Offshore Companies: We assist our clients in offshore company registration, formation and management. The most common advantage of setting up offshore companies is low or zero tax offered by various jurisdictions with stronger privacy laws. We facilitate offshore company formation with bank account along with related business consultancy in highly professional and confidential manner. We further provide consultancy and advisory to enable our clients in setting up and managing their offshore assets across various jurisdictions, including, but not limited to, India, Singapore, US, Malaysia, Delaware, Nevada, BVI, Cyprus, Bahamas, Switzerland, UK, Hong Kong etc.
  6. International Tax Planning: We provide international tax management and consultancy services to our clients including companies with international business activities, entrepreneurs, individuals with significant cross-border investments, professional service providers. We are aware that it is never preferred to pay high taxes and achieving significant tax savings is one of the main reasons for creating international entities and offshore companies. At the same time, corporations and individuals face multiple tax obligations that are required to be managed by professionals with international tax planning experience in a cost effective manner. We provide crucial consultancy and international tax planning advice during complex transactions for successfully managing cross-border taxation issues.
  7. Brand Licensing in India: We are committed to our clients in developing and expanding comprehensive licensing, marketing and social media programs with innovative and reliable consulting services. We also provide consulting services to brand owners regarding specific brands and / or trademarks, including business plan creation, contract negotiation, legal support for trademark registrations, contracts and agreements, unauthorized use of trademarks by competitors, domain name disputes etc.
  8. Market Entry Strategy: We provide global market entry services to help our clients enter the right market and maximize the competitive advantage. We assist our clients achieve their goals and objectives with a minimum amount of risk. Our services include Strategy Formulation, Strategy Implementation, Competitive Landscape Analysis, State-Of-Art Patent Searches, Freedom-To-Operate Analysis, Product Clearance Analysis, In-Licensing & Out-Licensing Of Patents, Investment Consultation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Global Patent Portfolio Creation, Management and Commercialization. Learn More
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Patent Search in India

Patent Search, Patent Search in India

Patent Search in India

Indian patent office, governed by the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks, provides applicants with an advanced patent search system to search for pending patent applications and granted patents. Termed as InPASS (Indian Patent Advanced Search System), the Indian patent office database offers multiple tools to the users along with logic operations to use various combinations of patent search keywords.

InPASS provides users to use one or more patent search syntax, including a list of operators that are supported to facilitate advanced level patent search covering full text of published patent applications and granted patents. For example, Boolean operators allowed by the Indian patent office include AND, OR and NOT. In use, patent searches for two or more words in combination can be performed by using AND operator. Similarly, patent searches for either word of a combination of words can be performed by using OR operator. Additionally, NOT operator may be employed in a patent search combination to exclude one or more words from the patent search results.

In addition to the above, the Indian patent office database further provides provisions for using Wildcards including “?” and “*”. In use, the wildcard “?” can be used to search multiple keywords while performing a patent search. For example, using “Oxidi?e” will result in patent references using both “Oxidise” and “Oxidize”. Similarly, use of wildcard “*” will result in patent search results that contain various possible combinations. For example, using *Chem* will result in patent search results containing chemical, chemistry, chemotherapy etc.

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How to Search Patents

Conducting a patent search of published patent applications and granted patents on the Indian Patent Office website by using the InPASS tool requires users to plan for a patent search strategy. Patent searchers need to be aware of the relevant patent search keywords, patent search strings, patent search strings in combination with logical operators, patent classifications, and other factors that may play a crucial role in performing patent searches.

A basic patent search requires much less effort as compared to an advanced patent search. Generally, advanced patent searches are comprehensive and the patent searcher or the patent analyst should have strong technical understanding of the domain of the technology pertaining to the innovation or invention for which the patent search is required.

Patent Searching Steps

  1. As a first step, the invention should be described by way of one or more relevant keywords that can assist in narrowing down patent search results. The keywords should be aptly selected to improve the quality of the patent searches.
  2. After finalizing patent search keywords, relevant patent classifications can be searched that cover the filed of technology describing the invention.
  3. Subsequently, a broad level patent search can be performed by using the relevant patent classifications.
  4. The results of broad patent search performed at above-mentioned step can be further narrowed down by using relevant patent search keywords as decided in first step.
  5. Subsequent narrowed down patent search results can be reviewed in detail to find the most relevant results.
  6. The above-mentioned steps can be repeated for alternate keywords, including synonyms and other common words used to describe the invention for which patent search is required.
  7. Consequently, the above-mentioned steps can be repeated for both published patent applications and granted patents to cover the entire Indian patent database.

While performing patent searches in Indian patent office database, the patent searchers and patent analysts can further screen the patent search results by using keywords across different fields. Multiple fields are available to the users to narrow down the search results, including, Title, Abstract, Claims, Description, Patent Application Number, Granted Patent Number, Applicant Name, Inventor Name, Inventor Address, Filing Office, PCT Application Number, Field of Invention, etc. In use, the field of invention refers to the international patent classification.

Tech Corp Group is aimed at decoding Patents, Technology and Intellectual Property (IP) in Asia – Japan, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei. We provide international solutions of Patent, Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) Research Services in Asia.

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Patent Search in Asia

Patent Search, Patent Search in Asia

Patent Search in Asia

Patent Offices across Asia handle millions of patent filings every year and performing a patent search covering multiple jurisdictions can get challenging sometimes. Specifically, conducting a patent search for a patent research project that requires knowledge of multiple Asian languages is a highly knowledgeable task aimed at providing in-depth patent research and analytics.

Among top patent filing countries, Japan, China and Korea lead the patent filers from Asia. One major issue with patents in China, Japan and Korea is that most of the patents are filed in East Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Therefore, while conducting patent prior art searches, relevant patent search results may be overlooked.

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Patent Search – Challenges

The challenges faced by patent searchers and patent analysts while performing patent analysis based on patent search results from Asian patent offices include language barriers, lack of effective human translation and errors in machine translations. Accordingly, it requires high degree of research and language skills to search patent offices using East Asian languages.

Specifically, China patent office provides SIPO Patent Database, Japanese patent office provides IPDL of JPO, Korean patent office provides KIPRIS, and Taiwan patent office provides TIPO Patent Database. While conducting patent searches in these countries, the translations may not prove effective due to the stark differences from English language based on meanings or pronunciations. Also, languages including Chinese, Korean and Japanese have no alphabets and words are formed by combining two or more characters that may be used to represent a symbol.

Therefore, significant skills are required to formulate patent search strings with appropriate limitations so that the meaning of search strings is properly conveyed. In use, patent search strings using native languages are employed to ensure patent searches and comprehensive and efficient. The patent search results can further be narrowed down by using Assignee based strings that are formed after researching active companies which are filing patents in the jurisdiction of interest. Similarly, it is advisable to screen patent search results based on patent classifications, inventors, and the like.

Patent Search Process

With a view to ensure the quality of patent searches is maintained, it is advisable to engage patent translation professionals while performing patent searches. The paten translators can translate patent titles, bibliographic data, claims, abstracts and entire description of patent search results from languages like Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

By following above-mentioned strategies, patent searches can be conducted across Asia, including jurisdictions like Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and the like.

Tech Corp Group is aimed at decoding Patents, Technology and Intellectual Property (IP) in Asia – Japan, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei. We provide international solutions of Patent, Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) Research Services in Asia.

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Tech Corp Group – About Us

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Decoding Patents, Technology and Intellectual Property (IP) in Asia – Japan, Korea, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei

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Tech Corp Group is an international solutions provider of Patent, Technology & Intellectual Property (IP) Research Services in Asia. Originally started operations in India and Singapore, our strong and connected network of patent attorneys has expanded towards multiple locations in Asia Pacific (APAC).
We work with clients worldwide and our practice areas include patent, technology and intellectual property consulting for technology companies and innovation based businesses. For legal needs of our clients, we assist them by connecting with attorneys, lawyers and law firms in desired jurisdictions.

Originally incorporated as an international business and management consulting company headquartered in Singapore, we have expanded across borders by assisting our clients through international law firm of Tech Corp Legal LLP (headquartered in New Delhi, India) in providing legal and technical advisory related to New Product Development, Patent Portfolio Creation & Management, Global Patent Strategy, Patent Filing & Prosecution Support, Patent Searches & Drafting Patent Applications, Business Documents (Contracts, Agreements Etc.) Review & Drafting, Market Entry Strategy, Offshore Companies Incorporation, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers, Acquisitions And Joint Ventures. We assist clients through team of experienced entrepreneurs having in-depth expertise and broad experience in solving problems faced by businesses in today’s competitive world.