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Malaysia's New Geographical Indications Act & Regulations 2022: What You Should Know

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The Geographical Indications Act and Regulations 2022 have come into force on 18 March 2022, and repealed the Geographical Indications Act 2000 and Regulations 2001.

In this note, we would like to share some of the pertinent changes introduced by the Act which are highlighted as follows:-

Examination of Geographical Indications

The Act stipulates that Geographical Indication (GI) applications will undergo examination by the Registrar. The Registrar shall carry out a search of any earlier geographical indications or earlier trademark.