- Publication date
- 13 October 2014
- Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Malaysia’s legal system is fundamentally based on the English common law, so their intellectual property laws have been closely linked to the evolution of such laws in the United Kingdom, and are generally in conformity with international standards. However, there are some important differences that European businesses should take note of. This ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk factsheet gives practical comprehensive guidance on protecting and enforcing the main types of intellectual property rights in Malaysia, with particular emphasis on differences to the EU and up-to-date administrative information.