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Malaysia's Patents (Amendment) Act & Regulations 2022: What You Should Know

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The Patents (Amendment) Act & Regulations 2022, along with the Directive of Patents Act 1983 and Patents Regulations 1986 has come into force in Malaysia on 18 March 2022. Notably, there are a number of sections within the Act that will only come into force at a later date.

In this note, we would like to share some of the pertinent changes under the amendments to the Malaysian Patents law:-

Increase in Official Fees

All official fees have been revised. It is of note to mention that excess claim charges will now follow a tiered set of charges (the more excess claims, the more charges it will attract) - these will be due at the point of filing the application.