Khin Maung Cho & Associates
Intellectual Property Law Firm
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We are KHIN MAUNG CHO & ASSOCIATES INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW FIRM in Myanmar. We can assist you with trademark, design, patent filings, litigations and other intellectual property matters in Myanmar. If you require our services, or need any intellectual property assistance in the region, please do not hesitate to contact us for information. We provide with information and services as to the Rights of Intellectual Property in Myanmar. We are at your service. Welcome!
How to file the Trademark Applications in accordance with the New Trademark Law in Myanmar
We are pleased to inform you that the new Myanmar Trademark Law was passed by the Union Parliament of Myanmar and all the registered trademarks require re-applying for the validities of the trademarks according to the new Law. The Law will come into force following the directive of the President, expecting to come into effect shortly.
So we wish to remind you that to re-apply for your registered trademarks in Myanmar if you want to continue the validity of the marks. And the well-known marks will also need to apply, claiming the priority within the period. Your clients can also register new trademarks currently, claiming the priority when re-applying in conformity with the new Law. Since the Law is a strict first-to-file system and so the brand owners should be prepared to file all their important trade marks on the first day the Law which comes into effect. There is no automatic transposition of current trade mark registrations. It is safe to file the TM applications to be in time. Thus we would like to remind the colleagues and the brand owners to prepare on the very first DAY of the commencement of the new Law , being the lack of the process from the current existing Laws to the new Law since therefore Trademark owners must file new applications to obtain protection for their registered marks, having the priorities if they re-apply their marks according to the new Law. there is no automatic conversion of the past registrations of the marks under the new Trademark Law.
Trademark Registration in Myanmar
Before the new Trademark Law comes into force, currently, it is protectable for a proprietor to register his trademark by means of the Declaration Deed as to the ownership of the mark, in conformity with the existing laws. It is registrable under section 18(f) of the Registration Act to obtain the legal ownership of the mark. To protect a TM mark legally, the followings are advisable:
- Registration of Trademark at the Registration of Deeds Office, Yangon
- Announcements Cautionary Notices in daily newspapers for the awareness of the public and to remind the infringers
♦ Do you want to read Frequently Ask Questions for Trademark Registration in Myanmar? Click FAQ.
♦ Do you want to know more about Filing procedure for Trademark Registration in Myanmar? Click Filing Procedure.