Intellectual Property Law in Malaysia, 2nd Edition
This book is a detailed work that gives a distinctively Malaysian account of the six areas of law that are conventionally accepted as falling under the rubric of intellectual property: the law of passing off, registered trademarks, copyright, patents, registered industrial designs and confidential information. It provides a basic but comprehensive account of the substantive rules that govern these areas of intellectual property law, with the focus being essentially on the Malaysian position. In treating intellectual property law as a coherent whole, this book enables the inter-relationship and the similarities that exist between the different areas to be better appreciated.
In addition to the thorough survey of local law, references have been made to case law from foreign jurisdictions where uncertainties arise in the local position. This provides a different perspective on possible approaches that may be applicable in addressing the local issues. In the areas which are governed by statutes, an outline of the historical background, justifications for protection and the international influences that have shaped those areas are provided so as to convey a better understanding of the nature of the law of intellectual property.
Written by an experienced teacher and researcher of intellectual property law, this book provides clear analysis and discussion of the law, supported by copious citation of authorities. This new edition is fully up to date, taking into account new case law and statutory developments.
New in this edition
Analyses the legislative and judicial developments in Malaysian intellectual property law since the first edition of the book.
Incorporates key developments in the international protection of intellectual property.
Details the progress of the ASEAN Intellectual Property Cooperation.
Explains the trademark registration process under the Madrid Protocol.
Includes new chapters on registered trademark law under the Trademarks Act 2019.
Discusses the scope of the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2020 and judicial decisions that clarify important copyright principles.
Highlights the impact of significant patent law decisions handed down by the Federal Court and the Court of Appeal.
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