Constitution of Malaysia

Year of Version:2009
Date of Last Amendment:May 1, 2009
Date of Entry into Force:August 27, 1957
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:The Constitution of Malaysia, which is the supreme law of Malaysia, was adopted on August 31, 1957. Since then, the Constitution has been amended many times, most recently in 2009.
The Constitution contains provisions on intellectual property.
In the Legislative Lists (List I-Federal List) of the Ninth Schedule, the Constitution gives the federal government the power to enact laws relating to patents, designs, inventions, trade marks and mercantile marks, copyrights (Section 8 (e)).
Available Texts: 

Constitution of Malaysia Constitution of Malaysia, Complete document (pdf) [2861 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:MY063