Following our previous Newsletter 1 and Newsletter 2 on registration of 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.
The aim of Soft-Opening is to recognized the Deeds of Trademark Ownership filed under the old practice. Previously, the trademark owners were suggested to get their trademarks endorsed before the date of December 31, 2019 to be re-filed under the Soft-Opening. As the Soft-Opening for re-filing trademark in Myanmar has not commenced yet, in our subjective opinion, the Deeds of Trademark Ownership filed and endorsed (for trademark that has not proceeded with this procedure) at this time may still be accepted to re-file when the Soft-Opening for re-filing trademark in Myanmar available instead of waiting six (06) more months after to file.
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