Direction de la Science, de la technologie et de l'innovation

Boosting Malaysia's National Intellectual Property System for Innovation

Published on September 28, 2015

In order to attain its objective of becoming a high-income economy by 2020, Malaysia is engaged in efforts to enhance the performance of its innovation system. A range of challenges need to be addressed and different policy tools can help in this respect. For this purpose the national intellectual property (IP) system can play a pivotal role. This review assesses how Malaysian's national IP system promotes innovation and offers recommendations to improve the design of the system. It does so by analysing the organisation and governance of Malaysia's IP system as well as opportunities and challenges for different local users - ranging from small businesses to frontier companies and public research institutions. Moreover, the review discusses the state of IP markets in Malaysia and related policies and provides a comprehensive set of statistics describing the use of IP in Malaysia in recent years.


Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Overall assessment and recommendations
Malaysia's socio-economic and innovation context
Organisation of Malaysia's intellectual property system
Intellectual property use in Malaysia: Statistics
Intellectual property opportunities and challenges
Intellectual property markets, financing and standards
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The OECD project “National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development” supports countries in strengthening the contributions their national intellectual property (IP) systems can make to socio-economic development, notably through their impacts on innovation performance. Country studies based on a detailed assessment of national IP systems provide concrete policy recommendations.

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