Overseas Intellectual Property Filing with MATRADE Market Development Grant – Register your trade mark at international market with MDG grant up to RM30,000.

Market Development Grant (MDG)

DagangHalal.com is collaborating with Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Pintas IP Group to get Malaysian Halal suppliers to apply for this useful grant.  The Market Development Grant (MDG) is a support initiative in the form of a reimbursable grant. MDG was introduced in 2002 with the objective of assisting exporters in their efforts to promote Malaysian made products or services globally. The lifetime limit of MDG is RM300,000 and it is specifically formulated for Malaysian SME Companies, Professional Service Providers, Trade & Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Professional Bodies and Co-operatives.

Due to Covid-19 Pandemic situation, Additional Activities Undertaken within 30 calendar days from the date of activity started only:

i. Financial Compensation for Cancellation or Postponements of Trade Fair / Exhibition Locally or Overseas
ii. Reimbursement on Logistic Cost for Sending Malaysian Product Overseas
iii. International Certification for Exports
iv. Registration of Intellectual Property (IP) for International Market
v. Advertising & Promotion (A&P) Expenses for Exports

Market Development Grant (MDG) by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)


The purpose of MDG is to assist Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Professional Service Providers, Professional Bodies and Co-operatives in increasing global sales by undertaking eligible export promotion activities.


RM30,000 with reimbursement basis for all activities related to IP registration is eligible to claim such as: Trademark; Patent; Industrial Design.


Submissions for grant applications must be made within 30 calendar days from the date of activity started (Activity from 15 Jul 2021 – 31 Dec 2021).

SMEs Definition in Malaysia

  • Annual Sales is based on the latest Audited Financial Statement
  • Number of Full Time Employees is according to the latest EPF Statement

Is my Business Eligible?

All applications submitted will be processed and considered by MATRADE, based on the requirements, terms and conditions set in MDG Guidelines.

  • Incorporated under the Companies Act 1965 or Companies Act 2016
  • With at least 60% equity owned by Malaysians and more than 1 year in operation
  • Manufactures products that are made in Malaysia or provide services for export that originated from Malaysia
  • A member of MATRADE
  • NOT a GLCs, subsidiaries of PLC or have a government equity (federal / state)
  • Export promotion activities subsidised / sponsored by 3rd parties are NOT eligible

    File Your Overseas Intellectual Property
    Claim up to RM30,000 with Market Development Grant (MDG)
    valid till 31 Dec 2021

    Documents Checklist

    Claim Documents

    (original document must be scanned in colour)
    • Proof of payment with payee’s detail such as:
    • Official Receipt or Bank Statement or Credit/Debit Card Statement or Telegraphic Transfer
    • Itemised invoice(s) or Contract or Quotation from service provider specifically for the activities
    • Copy of certificate or proof of registration (if available)


    • Trademark
    • Patent
    • Industrial Design
    • Geographical Indication

    *Testing and product sampling are not covered