KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13: The trademark application for the harimau menangis phrase by Syarikat Noor Khan Enterprise is still under review, said Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) director-general Datuk Mohd Roslan Mahayudin.
As such, he stressed that the name has yet to become the company’s exclusive rights.
Mohd Roslan said the application by owner of the company, Noor Kartini Noor Mohamed to register the name was received by MyIPO in November last year and its approval is subject to inspection and consideration of the agency.
“Noor Kartini should not precede the decision of MyIPO by claiming that the Harimau Menangis brand has been registered as a trademark and is her company’s exclusive rights.
“MyIPO will process her application as usual and any decision made is based on the existing legal provisions,” he said in a statement here, today.
Netizens have been fussing over the issue of Harimau Menangis trademark application submitted by Noor Kartini who is also popular local celebrity Neelofa’s mother since yesterday.
It has sparked uproar on social media when netizens described the decision as outrageous as many have been using the name for their beef-based products.- Bernama
Image from Noor Kartini Noor Mohamed’s Facebook page