Copyright Registration



Copyright Registration & Protection in Malaysia

Copyright is an Intellectual Property right that generally applies to items such as books, newspapers, sales brochures, promotional material, music, software programs, written publications, business letters, and any original works that require original literary or artistic effort. Businesses' income generated from hit records, popular books, computer games, and software is all protected by copyright law.

As a rule of thumb in dealing with copyright registration and protection in Malaysia, it is wise for you to deal with the issue of ownership upfront, if possible before any work is created, and have contracts in place with your business partner(s) concerning the ownership and use of the copyright in advance, before any significant investment is made.


Why Should You Register (Lodge Voluntary Notification) Your Copyrighted Work in Malaysia?

Copyright Registration & Protection in Malaysia
It is not compulsory to register copyright in Malaysia. Since Malaysia is a member country of Berne Convention, copyright protection will be automatically accorded to original work without the need of registration. However, copyright owners like you may use the Copyright Voluntary Notification to assist in proving ownership of your created work and evidence of the date of creation. When you legally register your work, you will become a copyright owner and will be issued a certificate being prima facie evidence on the copyright ownership. In case of any dispute, this certificate can be used in Court to prove the facts made. In short, it saves your time and costs in Court against the copyright infringer.

Our services include:

  • General advice regarding lodgement of copyright voluntary notification
  • Drafting Statutory Declaration in support of voluntary notification
  • Filing copyright voluntary notification in Malaysia
  • Facilitating registration of copyright in other jurisdictions
  • Negotiating and drafting license and/or assignment agreement
  • Advising on infringement of copyright
  • Advising on enforcement of copyright
  • Conducting copyright due diligence and portfolio management
  • Copyright valuation

Lodge Voluntary Notification for Your Copyright Protection in Malaysia Today!

At Venture IP, we can advise you on the subsistence of copyright, the maintenance of records as evidence of copyright ownership, the transfers of ownership, the licensing of copyright, and any other dealings in copyright. Discover more about intellectual property protection with us.
For more information on copyright law and registration in Malaysia, please refer to our Copyright FAQs.

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