Category: Myanmar

Myanmar’s New Trademark Law

Early 2019 witnessed an introduction of a number of Intellectual Property Laws in Myanmar. A new Trademark Law and a new Industrial Design Law were enacted on January 30, 2019. This was followed by the enactments of a new Patent Law on March 11 and Copyright Law on May 24. Among all these new enactments, … Continue reading Myanmar’s New Trademark Law

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Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

Myanmar government’s efforts paid off by passing first legislation which will be passed into law. Government stepped forward to improve its intellectual property laws formaking Myanmar an eye-catching destination for foreign investors. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has prepared four draft IP bills with cooperation of the Union Attorney General’s Office and other … Continue reading Myanmar Passed Legislation To Protect Intellectual Property

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Evolution of Intellectual Property Protection in Myanmar

On February 15, Upper house (Amyothar Hluttaw) Parliament of the Union of Myanmar adopted Trademark and Geographical Indication Bill, Industrial Design Bill, Patent Bill and Copyright Bill. Amendments were made in Copyright bill by Lower house (Pyithu Hluttaw) which was returned to Upper house on Sept. 12. The approval process of the same is now … Continue reading Evolution of Intellectual Property Protection in Myanmar

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The Budding Patent Law in Myanmar

Myanmar, also known as Burma, a least developed country in mainland South-East Asia, is still in its embryonic phase of Intellectual Property Laws. The country is not presently a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property or any other treaty protecting patents. The Burma Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act 1946 … Continue reading The Budding Patent Law in Myanmar

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Myanmar – IP Law Developments

Background Myanmar has no devoted law on trademarks. In Myanmar, registration of a trademark is possible through “Declaration of Ownership of Trademark” in the Office of the Registration of Deeds under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Assurances. The Inspector General of Registration supports this process under the section 18(f) of the Registration … Continue reading Myanmar – IP Law Developments

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