27 April 2018
On 9 April 2018, the Malaysian Competition Commission (“MyCC”) issued “MyCC Guidelines on Intellectual Property Rights and Competition Law” (“Guidelines”) for public consultation. These Guidelines provide guidance on the approach of the MyCC with respect to any competition issues under the Malaysian Competition Act 2010 relating to intellectual property.
The MyCC notes that competition law and intellectual property rights may have different incentives and regulatory arrangements which may result in tension with the goals that competition law seeks to promote. The Guidelines aim to deal with this complex interface.
The public consultation closes on 18 May 2018.