MIPA is pleased to present its 2016 IP Conference themed
“Updates and Emerging Issues”.
Since our last MIPA IP Conference in 2014, Malaysia has
taken great strides in the field of IP. Hence an update
session on latest legislative developments (including the
Madrid Protocol which is round the corner) and case law
(with various major court decisions) will allow us to pause
and consider what is the state of play of IP in our nation
Going forward we know the IP world continues to be fast
changing with many emerging issues and Malaysia is not
excluded from this. TPPA for instance raises the IP bar for
Malaysia to be in line with the IP law and systems of the
developed nations – can we cope? Regionally ASEAN in
her quest to be a single economic entity has embarked
on various initiatives to streamline and in some cases
harmonise our respective IP laws – Malaysia is part of this
endevaour. What can we expect with all these emerging
The road to become an IP Nation always needs innovation
as the driver of IP. Innovators need to know how best to
protect and gain value from their creative works through
IP and also getting funding that will help any start up.
There will be sessions on these practical issues.
We look forward to seeing you in our not-to-be-missed