Obtaining Trademark Protection in Myanmar – Strategic Approach in view of New Regime

In Myanmar, there is no proper intellectual property registration system yet. The new Trademark Law was approved by the Myanmar President on 30 January 2019 but will not be implemented until the associated new trademark rules and regulations are established.

The new trademark rules and regulations are likely to be enacted sometime next year, i.e. in 2020.

In the meantime, trademark protection in Myanmar can be obtained by way of filing a Declaration of Ownership (DOO) and publication of the trademark via a Cautionary Notice in the main newspaper of Myanmar.

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