Copyright in Malaysia is governed by the Copyright Act (1987) and the Berne Convention (to which Malaysia acceded in 1990). As a member of the Berne Convention, Malaysia recognises a wide variety of artistic works which are copyrightable, including literary, artistic, and musical works, sound recordings and films, drawings, computer codes, and more. All artistic works receive protection for the form of the work’s expression—meaning, for example, that your code is protected, but you cannot prevent someone from writing different code which accomplishes the same thing by using copyright.
In today’s article we explore the Malaysian copyright system, with a focus on how European SME’s can best exploit it to protect their materials.
The Republic of Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the 16th largest worldwide. It is also the most populous country in the region with an estimated total population of over 255 million and represents a huge market opportunity for European trade.
In this segment of the South-East Asia IPR Basics series, we’ll be looking into the core IPR legislation and procedures in this prominent region.
As always, if you’d like any more information, feel free to check out our website, or contact our experts for free on our IPR Helpline.
In today’s fast paced and information reliant world of business, trade secrets can make or break a company’s chances for success.
Now everybody knows that the best way to keep a secret is… well to keep it secret. But if you absolutely have to tell somebody, this article should give you some pointers on how to protect your business against information leakage in Thailand.
At the Helpdesk we always advise that SMEs seek professional legal advice when dealing with complex issues, and this is never more important than when drafting contracts and Non-Disclosure Agreements etc. However, if you need some help finding appropriate legal help, or just need some pointers as to what you should be looking for, get in touch with our experts today!