Protection of trade mark, patent and industrial design is on territorial basis. This means if your IP is registered in Malaysia, you are only protected in Malaysia. If you wish to expand your market and to be protected in other country, you have to register separately the desired country individually.
Unfortunately, currently there is no unitary system to register IP globally.
In this new era of information technology, the spreading of information has never been faster or easier. Protection of IP is the most important step to protect the business of Startups and SMEs.
The information above is for general understanding only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Readers are advised to consult with the appropriate legal advisors in the respective jurisdiction.