Outsourcing & IP Protection

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Respect for Intellectual Property. Malaysia is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a signatory to the Paris Convention and Berne Convention that govern IP rights. Malaysia is also a signatory to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Area Development Online
For outsourcing, AT Kearney gives Malaysia a score of 6.1, outscoring Brazil (5.9), Indonesia (5.9) the Philippines (5.8), Russia (5.2), Singapore (5.7), Thailand (6), the UK (Tier II) (5.1), the US (Tier II) (5.5) and Vietnam (5.5).
Business Week
In cost-effectiveness for outsourcing activities, Malaysia is rated 8.9 out of a possible 10, better than Brazil (4.9), China (7.5), the Philippines (8.7), Russia (6.2), Thailand (8.6), the US (2.4) and Vietnam (8.1).
The Sourcing Line
In IP Protection amongst noted outsourcing countries, Malaysia, rated at 5.1 is behind the US and Canada but ahead of the world's two major outsourcing centres - China (3.2) and India (3.7) .
The Sourcing Line
In technological readiness for outsourcing activities, Malaysia is rated at 4.7: better than Brazil (3.0), China (2.4), India (0.5), the Philippines (0.5), Russia (3.1), Thailand (1.4) and Vietnam (1.9).
The Sourcing Line
Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation

The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation) a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDEC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

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