Cambodia

Cost versus quality – how to pick a local partner for trademark work in Cambodia

Cambodia is fast becoming an important market. Speaking with local practitioners, WTR highlights the factors to consider before engaging a Cambodian firm, either directly or to conduct work on behalf of clients.

Cost versus quality – how to pick a local partner for trademark work in Cambodia
Scotch Whisky GI protection in Cambodia, Cuba joins TMview, and <em>Frozen 2 </em>lawsuit: news digest
17 Dec 2019

Scotch Whisky GI protection in Cambodia, Cuba joins TMview, and Frozen 2 lawsuit: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at the Chinese Supreme Court ordering Muji to pay $89,000, US Customs cracking down on fake handbags, the EUIPO inviting comments on its trademark evidence project, and much more.

Six counterfeit hotspots in Cambodia that brand owners should be aware of
23 Oct 2019

Six counterfeit hotspots in Cambodia that brand owners should be aware of

In the latest edition of our series on marketplaces that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia.

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11 Jun 2020

Changes to the requirements for filing affidavits of use/non-use

Commencing from May 2020, Cambodia’s Department of Intellectual Property Rights has implemented new requirements for filing an affidavit of use/non-use. This update outlines what trademark owners should know when filing such affidavits. Read more

28 May 2020

Recordal of licence and franchise agreements in Cambodia: what you need to know

Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce has recently issued a ministerial decree which regulates the recordal of licence and franchise agreements in the country. Read more

14 May 2019

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Cambodia

Cambodia has no customs recordal system in place. If a rights holder uses an exclusive distributor in Cambodia, it may register an exclusive distributorship with the Department of IP Rights. Once the registration is accepted, it can be forwarded to Customs. Read more

7 May 2019

E-sports influencers, first GI registration in Cambodia, and ICANN phishing campaign: news digest

In our latest edition, we look at a study on fakes being sold around Mother’s Day, CompuMark and WebTMS partnering up, Louis Vuitton seeking legal action against a Chinese entity, and much more. Read more

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6 Oct 2017

IP attorney rock stars, NFL partners with London Police and French protesters see orange over plain packaging: news round-up

In this round-up, we look at the fourth country to bring into force plain packaging on tobacco products, a trademark technology start-up’s €3 million in new funding, and much more. Read more

28 Sep 2017

Brands offered “unique opportunity” to engage with Cambodian government to help shape country's IP system

The goodwill ambassador for the Cambodian Counter Counterfeit Committee, Ainsley Jong, has called on international brands to engage with the Cambodian government.

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14 Jul 2016

New procedures to record exclusive distributorships in Cambodia

The Ministry of Commerce has introduced a Regulation on the Procedures to Record and File Permission Letters for Imported Goods Bearing Exclusive Trademarks. The regulation sets out the procedures to register an exclusive distributorship with the Department of IP Rights.

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5 May 2015

‘Brutal honesty’ needed to ensure smooth Madrid Protocol transition

One of the biggest challenges for WIPO as it looks to increase the reach of the Madrid Protocol around the globe is the initial negative reaction from law firms that fear a loss in trademark filing work. Yet one newly contracted country, Cambodia, has had a different experience - and the director of its national IP office claims that it is down to taking a brutally honest approach to the impact of the new regime.

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