Filing and Protecting trademark in Cambodia

05/09/2016 - 1440 views

In Cambodia, Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition are currently regulated by the IP law and a Sub-Decree on the implementation of these regulations. From 28th September 2015, some changes have been came into effect, making the system more notably improved. The applicant now can file trademark in Cambodia for multiple classes with a single application.


1. Requirements for filing trademark in Cambodia

Applicants no longer have to submit 15 separate copies of the mark but a single one will be accepted. (Electronic mark specimens will not be accepted by the Department of Intellectual Property. The applicant or trademark agent must submit the specimen with the application form.)

                         Requirements for filing trademark in Cambodia


For the purpose of filing trademark in Cambodia, the following documents are required:

(i) A Notarized Power of Attorney (POA). A scanned copy of the POA is accepted at filing, the original one must be submitted within 1 month later.

Please be noted that under the current rules, the notarization must be done in the country of the Applicant and the following paragraph in the POA should be done even in case there is a specific form of each Notary Office:

I hereby certify the above firm is a juristic person duly organized under the laws of ____________ and that the signature above is that of ____________(name), (title)_____________who is duly authorized to sign on behalf of the above-mentioned firm.

(ii) A specimen of the trademark in .JPEG file with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi;

(iii) A list of goods and/or services in accordance with the International Classification on which the application is to be applied. The item of goods/services in the class headings is not accepted.


2. Cost for filing trademark in Cambodia 

Please be noted that all fees for filing, publication and grant of registration shall be added up in a lump sum, not separated and paid at the time of filing.

The payment of the official fees still remains per mark, per class. There is no limitation in the number of goods/services items in one class for filing trademark in Cambodia.


3. Time frame for filing trademark in Cambodia 

After being filed, each trademark will be a subject of examinations and publication process which may last approximately six [6] to seven [7] months until the Certificate(s) of Trademark Registration are issued. 

More information about trademark practice in Cambodia can be found HERE.

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