Intellectual Property right in Myanmar has not been yet protected by an official IP law, which is desired to be enacted in 2016. Therefore, IPRS are currently registered under the Registration Act by filing a Declaration of Ownership at the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in Yangon, Myanmar (ORD).
1. New requirement for Declaration of Ownership
Previously, to obtain the protection for an Intellectual Property right in Myanmar , the Declaration of Ownership is only required to be executed by a simple signature of the Applicant. However aiming to strengthen the validity of the Declaration, as from June 1st, 2016, a Declaration is additionally required to be certified by a notary public.
Anyone who are proceeding with the execution for Intellectual Property right in Myanmar, please take note for a sufficient materials preparation.
Summary required document as from June 01, 2016.
(i) A Power of Attorney, which should be executed by a legal representative of Applicant, then certified by a Notary Public, finally legalized at Myanmar Embassy or Consulate in another country;
(ii) A Declaration of Ownership, which should be executed by a legal representative of Applicant, then certified by a Notary Public (the same person, who signed on the Power of Attorney is recommended);
(iii) A specimen of the trademark in JPG. file with resolution at least 300DPI.
2. Legalization by Myanmar Trade Office in Taiwan
Due to the fact that the Myanmar Embassy in Taiwan has not been established, Taiwanese Applicant may find it difficult to legalize their document in the event of requesting protection for an Intellectual Property right in Myanmar . Under the circumstance, the ORD is considering to accept the documents, which may be previously verified at Myanmar Trade Office in Taiwan. Some successful precedents are reported.
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