D1: What are the novelty requirements for an industrial design application to be valid?
Industrial design in Malaysia has a worldwide novelty requirement. The novelty grace period in Malaysia constitutes six (6) months before the filing date. If the application became available at the official or officially recognized exhibition or the disclosure was made in bad faith by any third party, it does not destroy the novelty of the industrial design in Malaysia. 

D2: Should the industrial design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs, the size thereof and the number of views?
Industrial design can be filed in the form of drawing and/or photographs. The soft copy of representation in JPEG format shall have a size of not more than 100KB and 120×90 pixels. The number of view is unlimited but each view that the Applicant would like to publish is subject to certain official fees.

D3: Can convention priority be claimed in Malaysia? (Paris Convention)
Yes, within six (6) months from the filing date of earlier application.

D4: Is it required to pay annual fees to maintain the registration?

D5: Is it possible to file a multiple industrial design application?   
Yes, multiple applications are allowed for designs that relate to the same class of design or to the same set or composition of article. 

D7: What is the time frame for the industrial design application to be registered in normal cases?
Approximately 12 to 18 months.

D8: What is the term of protection of an industrial design in Malaysia? Can this term be extended?
The term of protection of a registered industrial design is 25 years from the filing date or priority date. The initial period of registration is for five (5) years and is extendable for four (4) further consecutive terms of five (5) years each.


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