About Intellectual Property (IP) in General

About IP and Monetising IP Rights

Functions and Features of this portal

About Intellectual Property (IP) in General

What is intellectual property (IP)?

To find out more about Intellectual property in general and the different types of IP, please visit MyIPO’s website at www.myipo.gov.my

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What is MyIPO?

MyIPO is the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia, the regulator agency for the administration of IP in Malaysia. to know more about MyIPO, please visit www.myipo.gov.my

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Why is IP important?

IP is a form of intangible assets which has value and rights just like any other property. It is critical for businesses and nations as global economy shifts towards a more knowledge based economy where intangibles are driving business growth and technology development.

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About IP and Monetising IP Rights

How can I make money from my IP?

You can license or sell the rights to your IP to parties which may benefit from your IP. To know more, go to IP owner

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Can I sell my IP rights or exchange the use of my rights with other IP?

Yes, IP rights trading is very common and is on the uptrend in the knowledge based economy globally. Go to IP Mart to know more about trading IP rights.

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Can I sell my IP rights to interested buyers from non- Malaysian Residents?

Yes, this portal is accessible to potential clients globally, as long as you have done your due diligence and set in place terms and conditions for the transactions.

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What do I need to do if I want to sell or license my IP?

If possible, you should get your IP valued, determine the terms and conditions in which you want to sell or license them and seek professional advise to guide you in the necessary procedures.

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How do you value IP?

IP is valued based on a set of criteria and takes into consideration various business and technical factors, to know more about various approaches to IP valuation, visit the IP valuation page.

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How is an IP valuation conducted?

IP Valuation is conducted by a qualified valuer and based on a few methods used to value IP, the 3 common methods are market, cost and income approach. The valuer will then produce a report with the recommended value range. To know more about the methods, please visit the IP valuation page for more info.

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What is the process involved in licensing or selling my IP?

The process of selling your IP involves some preliminary preparation in determining your purpose and intent, after which you will need to put a value to your IP and to decide the commercial terms in either selling the entire rights or just assigning rights for other to use with terms and conditions attached. Once you have identified or found buyers or licensee, you will need to go through negotiations to conclude the transactions as well as to execute appropriate legal and commercial documents.

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What are some of the things that I need to consider before I trade my IP?

You need to consider both operational and strategic concerns before selling or licensing your rights to others. Please visit IP Owners page for more information.

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Will MyIPO provide any help to facilitate the sale/licensing of my IP rights?

MyIPO does not provide any direct intervention to facilitate the sale/licensing between 2 parties. IP owners should engaged interested parties directly or through the use of an IP agent or lawyer to facilitate any transfer of IP rights.

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Functions and Features of this portal

How do I list my IP for sale/licensing in this portal?

Firstly, you need to register as a user in this portal before you can submit your IP for listing. Once you have registered, you will have the username and password to access your account page where you will see the relevant tab for submitting new IP for listing. There is also a step by step manual to assist you in the submission process.

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How do I find IP listings made by others?

There is a search function with 3 search criteria; by keyword, sector or by assignee or IP owner. You can use each search criteria independently or to combine the search criteria for a more targeted search.

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How do I contact the IP owner if I am interested in any of the IP listed?

When you sign in as a registered user, you may access the full details of the IP listed and there will be a contact IP owner button which will allow you to send a message with your enquiry.

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How do I edit an existing listing?

Log in to your account and you will see your IP dashboard with details of the IP submitted for listing. Click on the IP and select edit.

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How do I edit my contact information?

Log in to your account to access your profile page to edit the contact information.

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Can this portal be used to replace the need for an IP Consultant?

This portal is to provide a value adding aspect in gaining access to domestic and international interest in your IP, you will need to know how to manage the licensing or sale of your IP or to engage an IP consultant to conduct the transaction for you.

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Where can I find information related to IP events and programmes

MyIPO conducts regular industry engagement and awareness sessions, please visit the events page for more information on current and upcoming events.

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How much of information about my Intellectual Property will be disclosed on this site?

The amount of information disclosed will be determined by the IP owner, you may upload and disclose any type of information in the form or words, images or other supported multimedia format like video or audio clip. This portal will publish the information as submitted by the IP owner and will not be responsible for the accuracy of the information.

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Can I list a patent which is still pending for grant?

Yes, IP Mart accepts listing for patents which are still pending for grant. IP owners should list the status as such in the IP information section.

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If you have further questions pertaining to this portal, please contact us at support@iprmarketplace.com.my for assistance or submit your enquiry at the contact us page.