South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Trade Secrets in Malaysia

IP TheftIn Malaysia, no pure information can be considered property. However, as a party to TRIPS and other agreements, Malaysia does have laws which prevent the unauthorised disclosure of information. This information is commonly referred to as “trade secrets,” although it is called “confidential information” in Malaysian law. This definition means that trade secrets cannot be proactively registered, but can form the basis of action taken against others. Confidential information in Malaysia can also take the form of virtually any other confidential information which was secret and protected by contractual agreements.

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South-East Asia IPR Basics Series: Trade Secrets in Singapore

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copyright_lockToday, continuing with our Southeast Asia IPR Series, we’re going to take a look at Singapore’s stance on trade secret protection.

Trade secrets are essential for the protection of confidential information which does not fall under the umbrella of other IP rights and can make or break a business moving into a new territory.

Below are a few tips we at the Helpdesk believe that SMEs will find useful when setting up shop in Singapore.

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