A trade mark or ™ is any word, name, symbol or device (or any combination thereof) that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
Similarly, a service mark or sm is any word, name, symbol, device or any combination that identifies and distinguishes the services of one party from those of others.
Service marks are often referred to as trademarks for convenience or because certain jurisdictions may not recognize the term service mark.
A trademark or service mark can be a word, logo, slogan, package design or other source indicator (or a combination thereof), or any other cognizable thing that serves to indicate a particular source, good or service.
A registered trade mark is protected for 10 years. The Trademark protection in Malaysia is governed by the Trade Marks Act 1976 and Trade Marks Regulations 1997.