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December 18, 2019

According to different sources, the soft opening period for refiling trade marks is likely to start in early 2020.

December 17, 2019

Today the Ministries of Commerce and Education have released the online platform for filing marks for  one week trial period only.  This is NOT the official launch of the soft-opening period and marks are not yet allowed to be refiled yet.

The aim of the trial peri...

December 12, 2019

Clients have been asking whether they should record the change of name or address of their marks before or after the soft-opening period?

Further to the meeting on “the Introduction of WIPO File Software” organized by Ministry of Commerce (MOC) in Naypyidaw on 3rd Decem...

December 12, 2019

On December 18, The Ministries of Commerce and Education  will held a workshop on the draft Trademark regulation.

The aim of the meeting is to discuss and review the amendments made to the latest draft regulation.

The latest draft Regulation contains 127 articles and wil...

November 30, 2019

On November 29 the Myanmar Government has announced the roadmap on trademark re-filing and filing before, during and after the soft opening period.

below is a summary of some of the points that the Government has announced:

- The soft opening period of 6 months for refil...

November 24, 2019

In light of the high number of questions on the new Trade Mark Law we keep receiving from clients and contacts, we have extended our live chat on our blog to 7 days a week and not just 5 days a week as before and 24 hours a day. Fell free to use let's chat window to as...

November 24, 2019

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November 24, 2019

In its Fifty-Ninth Series of Meetings Geneva, September 30 to October 9, 2019, The Assemblies of WIPO decided to grant observer status to the Myanmar Intellectual Property Proprietors’ Association (MIPPA) as National Non-Government Organization. MIPPA will participate...

November 20, 2019

The new Patent Law was passed by the Parliament on March 11, 2019. In anticipation of the entry into force of the new law, we have written the Patent Guide on Myanmar published by the International Comparative Legal Guide, 2020 Edition, which is available at


November 19, 2019

On December 3rd 2019 the WIPO e-filing platform to refile existing marks in Myanmar will be tested at the Ministry of Commerce of Myanmar. Law firms will be given the opportunity to receive a training on how to use

This training activity reinforces our believe that the...

November 16, 2019

The Trademark law and draft Trademark rules provide for the soft opening period also know as the sunrise period. It is a special period during which trademark holders will be able to refile their existing marks. This period will occur prior to the opening of the Myanma...

November 12, 2019

There are rumors and fake news conveyed by some law firms established outside of Myanmar that the sunrise period for re-filing marks may start in December 2019. This information has not been confirmed by any governmental sources.

On November 29, 2019, there will be an i...

July 4, 2019

Rouse has been appointed to write the Patent Chapter of the International Guide of the International Comparative Legal Guides of Global Legal Group. The Chapter covers all aspects of the new Patent law enacted on March 11, 2019. You can order it from https://iclg.com/s...