How to protect new trademark in Myanmar

22/06/2016 - 1570 views

Now you can protect trademark in Myanmar. The New Trade Mark Law in Myanmar came into effect on April 01, 2023, and the Grand opening of the new trade mark registration system started on April 26, 2023. The first- to-file rules is applied in this country under the new trademark law. Thus, it is recommended to file trademark applications in Myanmar as soon as possible to obtain the earliest priority date.


1. Requirements to protect trademark in Myanmar 

  • Notarized TM2. The TM2 form should be signed directly by the Applicant’s legal representative, then certified by a Notary Public in the country of the Applicant.  A scanned copy of the notarized TM2 is acceptable at the time of filing, the original one may be submitted later. TM2 is required to be printed in color in case the specimen of mark is in color.
  • A list of goods and/or services in accordance with the International Classification on which the application is to be applied.
  • A specimen of the trademark in .JPEG file with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
  • Company registration number and Legal Entity Type of the applicant.


2. Quotation

The registration fee for registering of the trademark in Myanmar will depend on the number of trademarks, number of classes as well as items of goods/services.

For detailed information on costs, please contact us to get the best quotation.


3. Procedure

According to the new trademark law in Myanmar, a mark will be examined as to formality and absolute ground. After that, if it meets fulfilled requirement as to formality and absolute ground, it will be published for opposition within 60 days. If there is no opposition, the Registry will issue a certificate of trademark registration. Vice versa, in case there is an opposition request, the mark will be re-examined as to both absolute and relative grounds.

Please see the flow chart of trademark registration in Myanmar below:

                                 (Source: Department of Intellectual Property of Myanmar)


More information about trademark protection in Myanmar can be found HERE

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