Iskandar Project offers a full service range of intellectual property application, creation and filing.
Patents - creating, drafting and filings.
What are patents?
Patents are legally enforced rights that give the patent owner (when granted by an authority) the exclusivity to use their inventions commercially for the life of the patent (twenty years from filing date).
Patents are granted for their unique device, substance, method or process, and must be:
* New (not being known before anywhere)
* Useful (can be rendered by industry)
* inventive (requirement of an inventive step)
* innovative (novelty wise)
Any protection granted is only in the jurisdiction that granted it. Its country wise so if you need protection in another country, you will need to file it there as well.
Some countries also grant a lesser patent termed Utility Innovation (UI). Malaysia is one of them. There is no need to prove for an inventive step, thus getting a UI grant is easier. But its protection is likewise narrower.
Industrial designs - creation, drafting and filings.
What is an Industrial Design?
Industrial designs are intellectual property rights that make exclusivity of the visual shape of the object. There is no utilitarian aspect of it unlike patent. An Industrial Design (also some time called design patent) can be rendered in 2D or 3D configuration and is valued more about its aesthetic value. In some jurisdictions, color is taken into consideration. A good example is a shape of a chair (different parts shaped differently to value its uniqness) whilst a massage cushion chair will termed as a patent because it has internal part processing that renders the masssging effect.
Trademarks - creating, drafting and filings.
What are Trademarks?
Trademark can be a symbol, word, or words ( also color and smell according to the Madrid Protocol) legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product. Protection is granted for a certain period to prevent others from using the same.
Copyrights - creating, drafting and reporting.
What are Copyrights?
An exclusive and assignable legal right, given to the originator for a fixed number of years (extensable), to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material.
The novel that you wrote is automatically copyrighted with its creation but you need to file it for in case you have to fight it out in court for the creation owner.
Geographical Indications - drafting and filing.
What are Geographical Indications?
A GI is a geographical indication sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
A good example is the Darjeeling Tea which is only grown in West Bengal, India.
Filings in Malaysia and foreign countries. You may want to access here
In case you are not sure as to what is it that you have, you can always consult us