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Updated information on trademark re-filing in Myanmar under the Soft-Opening period

The implementation of an online platform for trademark re-filing in Myanmar since October 01, 2020 is a significant turning point in trademark practice. After one month of implementation, nearly 14,000 trademark applications filed under the Registrar Act, have been re-filed to the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of Myanmar through the online platform.

Re-registration of Singapore patent in Cambodia

In order to apply for re-registration patent in Cambodia, the Singapore application must have a filing date on or after February 11, 2003 (the effective date of the Cambodian Patent Law) and be in force at the time of filing a request for re-registration in Cambodia. The re-registration patent is valid in Cambodia for the remaining term of the Singapore patent, for example, if the Singapore patent has six years of its term remaining, the re-registered Cambodian patent will have a six-year term.

IP Services in Laos of Ageless IP Attorneys & Consultants

IP protection and the awareness of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in Laos have been increasing recently due to the support of the Government. Ageless commit to bringing IP services in Laos with international standards and local costs to the clients. IP protection is essential for a company or individual to maintain effective control over the way their invention, innovation, product or work is accessed, used and exploited in the marketplace and how they benefit from it.

Accelerated examination of granted Korean patents in Cambodia

In recent years, Cambodia and Korea have become important economic partners and the bilateral trade between the two countries rose to US$ 1.3 billion in 2019 from US$ 870 million two years earlier. Obviously, Korea is Cambodia’s second largest investor with more than 300 companies are increasingly expanding their investment and operations here.

The Soft-Opening for re-filing trademark in Myanmar will start on October 2020

Following our Newsletter 3 on registration of Trademark in Myanmar, we would like to inform you that the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar has issued the Notification No. 63/2020 announcing the Soft-Opening period for re-filing trademark in Myanmar will start on October 1st, 2020 under Section 93(a) of the Trademark Law. Under which, the following documents may be submitted to prove trademark’s prior rights or use in Myanmar:

UPDATED INFORMATION ON RE-FILING TRADEMARK IN MYANMAR

The Soft-Opening for re-filing trademark in Myanmar was initially scheduled to launch in the beginning of January 2020, it has seemed to be consolidated when the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar held the Training Session for E-Filing System of Trademarks for local IP Agents in the last December 17, 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw. However, up to now, the Soft-Opening period for re-filing trademark in Myanmar has not been launched yet and upon our discussion with the IP officials responsible for Soft-Opening, no information on the official launching date available so far.

SOFT OPENING FOR RE-FILING TRADEMARK IN MYANMAR

Following the enactment of Trademark Law in the end of March 2019, the Government of Myanmar is making numerous efforts to soon establish a new system of trademark in Myanmar to replace its old one where trademarks registered under Deeds of Trademark ownership with the Office of the Registration of Deeds. During the Myanmar E-Services Implementation and Knowledge Exchange Workshop hosted by the Ministry of Education and WIPO on October 22nd, 2019; it is revealed that:

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