Further Update on New Trade Mark Laws in Myanmar

By Lorraine Tay, Audrey Lim

01-2019

There have been several developments since our last update in July 2018 (click here to view the previous update).

The new Myanmar trademark laws ("New Law") have been passed by the Upper and Lower House of Myanmar Parliament and is currently pending the President's approval. However, filing of new trademark applications are expected to be delayed even after the New Law is in force, pending the establishment of the Myanmar IP Office. There will likely be a transitional period for existing trademark owners to re-file their marks, although the exact nature of the rights during this period remains uncertain at this time.

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