Key update on Implementation of Patent Law in Myanmar

04/06/2024 - 1036 views

We are pleased to inform you about an important development in the legal landscape of Myanmar. The State Administration Council (SAC) of Myanmar has officially announced the enforcement date of the Patent Law, which was enacted by the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) as Law No. 7 of 2019.

  • Notification Number: 106/2024
  • Date of Coming into Force: May 31, 2024


The Patent Law aims to provide comprehensive legal protection for inventions, fostering innovation and encouraging investment in new technologies. This law will play a crucial role in shaping the future of intellectual property rights in Myanmar.

Current Status and Future Expectations:

At the moment, it is clear that a Patent previously recorded under a Declaration of Ownership (DOO) at the Office of the Registration of Deeds (ORD) cannot be re-registered due to the lack of novelty. However, the Patent Rules, Patent application forms, relevant government fees are not issued yet. It is expected that the Patent applications in Myanmar will be able to be filed around the Fourth Quarter of 2024.

We will closely monitor all developments related to the Patent Law in Myanmar to promptly inform you. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

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