FAQ

Filing of An International Application (PCT) :-
Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) As Receiving Office

 
1. Can I file an international application in Malaysia ?
  • Yes, any Malaysian national or resident can file an international application in Malaysia at theIntellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) as a receiving office.
2. What are the contents of the international application ?
  •   An international application shall contain:
    1. a request (Form PCT/RO/101)
    2. a description
    3. one or more claims,
    4. one or more drawings (if any)
    5. and an abstract
3. What are the requirement to obtain an international filing date ?
  •   The requirement to obtain an international filing date are as following :
     
    1. The applicant must be a national or a resident of Malaysia,
    2. The language of the international application must be in English,
    3. The international application must contain :
       
      1. an indication that it is intended as an international application,
      2. a request which has the effect of making all possible designation,
      3. the name of the applicant,
      4. a description of the invention,
      5. a claim or claims
4. What are the fees payable ?
  •   The following fees are payable for an international application filed at MyIPO:
     
    1. Transmittal Fee (MyIPO)
    2. International Filing Fee (International Bureau)
    3. Search Fee (International Searching Authority)
5. Which International Searching Authorities can be specified/chosen by the applicant to
     conduct the international search for international application?
6. Beside MyIPO, is there any other office where a Malaysian national or resident can file
    his international application?
  • A Malaysian national or resident can file his international application with the International Bureau of WIPO which acts as a receiving office for nationals and residents of all PCT Contracting States.
7. How can I file my international application (PCT) ?
8. Can I get reduction of fees if I file through PCT?
  • Yes. A Malaysian individual entitle for 90% reduction of International Filing Fee

9. How about reduction of online filing?

  • An applicant will enjoy a reduction on Transmittal fee and International Filing fee if he file through ePCT. Please refer to the PCT Fee Table on MyIPO website

10. If I file an International Application via ePCT can I made payment via account transfer?

  • This service is not available for time being. Applicant need to make payment over the counter at MyIPO HQ or branches ( Cash or Cheque ONLY)