Mr. Z recently started a new business and created a distinctive name, brand and logo to make his business stand out from his competitors. He decides to fill in the trademark symbol ® onto display, assuming that it is more trustworthy for his customers and it will scared off competitors from using or copying his name, brand and logo.
The symbol of ™ is used to indicate that the Applicant has submitted trademark application to the Malaysia Intellectual Property (“MyIPO”) office pending registration by MyIPO. Until and unless it is properly registered by the MyIPO you may then convert the ™ into ® and your rights in relation to the trademark is now legally protected under the Trade Marks Act 1976.
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