Covid-19 & Malaysia: Update on Government Movement Control Order
17 March 2020, updated 05 August 2020
The Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) which was implemented on 10 June 2020, will continue to be in place until 31 August 2020, unless further extended.
Under the RMCO, almost all social, educational, religious, business and economic activities can be carried out, but shall continue to adhere to Government-implemented standard operating procedures and best practices.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
(i) WE ARE BACK IN THE OFFICE FULL TIME
Starting 03 August 2020, all colleagues are back to work in the office full time. We have been and will continue to be fully contactable through phone and email. If you wish to speak to us, you may already have our mobile numbers, or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a phone/video conference.
Due to the ongoing situation and in practicing social distancing, we would strongly encourage that all communications take place via electronic communications and by video conferencing unless it is absolutely necessary. Should you require to meet us at our office, please note that the requisite safety policies are in place to access our premises, and will need to be strictly adhered to. We thank you in advance for your kind understanding in this regard.
(ii) OPERATION OF IP OFFICE IN MALAYSIA
The IP Office is now operating at its normal working hours. The online filing platform is operational in so far as prosecution matters pertaining to patent and industrial design are concerned, but with limited functionality in so far as prosecution matters pertaining with trademarks are concerned. Hearings before the Registrar has also resumed.
(iii) COURIER & MAIL TO OUR PHYSICAL OFFICE
As our physical office has re-opened, courier and mail may be sent to our office following your usual practice.
We thank you for your kind support, and remain committed towards providing uninterrupted services and especially towards supporting you and your business during these unprecedented times.
We wish you and your loved ones continued good health, and hope that you will continue to stay safe and keep well.
Further updates on the situation in Malaysia will be provided as soon as they are available.