There have been reports that fake Terengganu batiks are sold in the market and have confused customers.
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Batik businesses and producers in Terengganu are urged to register their products with MyIPO for protection.
Kosmo reported that this comes after allegations that there are fake products being passed off as original Terengganu batik.
Some irresponsible parties have also passed off Siam batik as the original Terengganu batik and confused customers.
The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Datuk Azman Mohd. Yusof, explained that a patent gives the business exclusive rights to their creations, products or the process of making those products.
Terengganu batik products that are patented will be protected for up to 20 years from the date of filing.
With the patent, KPDNHEP can take action on businesses that peddle fake batik in the market.
Currently, none of the batik businesses and producers had registered their products with MyIPO and that makes it tough for KPDNHEP to take action against fake batik sellers locally and internationally.