Protection for well-known marks in Myanmar

By Darani Vachanavuttivong and Yuwadee Thean-ngarm

Hopes are high that the long-awaited Trademark Act may finally come into force in Myanmar this year. Until then, foreign rights holders looking to do business there have various options for protecting their marks

Myanmar still has no Trademark Act – a law was expected to come into effect in 2013, but was then postponed with as yet no firm date as to when it will be enacted. Despite this, many rights holders have already taken steps to protect their trademarks under Myanmar’s existing system by recording their marks with the Office of the Registry of Deeds and Assurances (RDA) under the Registration Act.

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