Region: Myanmar

Enforcement of Myanmar’s 2019 Trademark Law announced

The Trademark Law enacted in 2019 is set be enforced on 1 April 2023, while the second phase of the ‘soft opening’ period is expected to commence on 3 April 2023.

14 March 2023

Brands celebrate Euros win; Myanmar issues trademark forms; Hello Kitty NFTs – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Iraq issuing a six-month grant to provide missing documents, INAPI naming the first companies to use the Madrid System in Chile, and much more.

02 August 2022

Myanmar changing to ‘first to file’ for trademarks - what you need to know and do

Any businesses with existing trademark protection in Myanmar should take steps to ensure that a new application is filed within the priority period to maintain their rights.

19 May 2022

Online marketplaces in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar that should be on counterfeit enforcement radars

Featured in Online marketplace counterfeit hotspots

In the latest instalment in our regular series identifying digital marketplaces that brand owners should monitor as part of global anti-counterfeiting efforts, we head to three nations in Southeast Asia.

04 October 2021

Practitioners push on despite delays to grand opening of Myanmar registration scheme

The grand opening of Myanmar’s new trademark registration scheme has been delayed due to ongoing political unrest in the country, but IP practitioners are continuing to work hard to process filings.

18 May 2021

Myanmar coup trademark impact; Under Armour drops NFL licensing deal; Boohoo buys Burton – news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at a joint EPO-EUIPO report showing the benefits of owning IP rights (especially if you are an SME), L Catterton gaining the upper hand in the bidding war for Birkenstock, and much more.

09 February 2021

Moving in the right direction: Myanmar’s soft opening of new IP office on course for success

Despite concerns over clarity of trademark systems, filings are progressing well. The opening should bring Myanmar’s IP landscape up to speed with its neighbours.

26 January 2021

Myanmar’s new IP office expected to strengthen the country’s global IP position

The new Myanmar Office of Intellectual Property has opened and started accepting trademark applications since 1 October during a ‘soft opening’ phase.

02 October 2020

Trademark filing under Myanmar’s new trademark law to begin on 1 October 2020

In a welcome development for trademark owners worldwide, the Myanmar government has announced that the soft opening period of the Myanmar Department of Intellectual Property under the new trademark law will begin on 1 October 2020.

04 September 2020

Enforcement data reveals destination shift for counterfeits originating in China

The true scope of the illicit trade of fake goods is hard to define, but analysis by Rouse indicates that Southeast Asia is a fast-rising hotspot.

07 August 2020

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