Filing rules by country


Patent filing & translation requirements

Below we’ve listed the patent filing and translation requirements for Malaysia. Whilst we endeavour to ensure these regulations remain up-to-date, they are subject to change. We advise you check with the local patent office or relevant counsel regarding any questions about country specific regulations.

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Direct Route: Filing & Translation Requirements in Malaysia
Filing Deadline12 months
Filing ExtensionNo
Translation Extension3 months
Power of AttorneyYes, IPO will send notice when time to submit (original required, notarized: No, legalized: No)
General POA AcceptedYes
Excess Claims Fee Due at FilingYes, for each claim over 10
Claims Amendment Possible at FilingYes
Fee for Amending Claims at FilingNo
Request for Examination DeadlineDue upon filing
Can Examination be Requested at Filing?Yes
Priority Document4 months from earliest priority date, certified copy required, translation required

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