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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

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

https://icl...

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...

May 21, 2019

On behalf of our Myanmar Office we thank you all for your visit to our booth and interests in IP law developments in Myanmar. See you next year in Singapore!    

May 20, 2019

The new Copyright Law has been passed by the Parliament on May 20. It will be enacted within 7 days.

May 10, 2019

We have new and exciting IP Guides on law changes in Myanmar focusing on Patent, Design, Utility Model, Trade Mark, Enforcement, Consumer Protection and General IP landscape. Our guides will be available at our booth no. 931 during INTA Conference in Boston. If you are...

February 12, 2019

Section 93 (b)  of the new Trade Mark Act reads 

“In accord with the Registration Act before this law was entered into force:

  1. The owner of a mark which is registered with the Registry of Deeds and Assurance or who have been using its unregistered mark in th...

February 11, 2019

The concept of well-known marks is not mentioned in the Registration Act or Criminal Code of Myanmar. As such, it remains unclear whether well-known marks are protected.

On August 11, 2015, the Pabedan Township Court has ruled in favor to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation...

February 7, 2019

Paul Smith (Plaintiff) vs. Ms. Naw Mei Mei Wai (Defendant)

Crocs (Plaintiff) vs.Ms. Naw Mei Mei Wai (Defendant)

On December 3rd, 2018 The Yangon Eastern Civil District Court rendered two important decisions in favor of Crocs and Paul Smith brands that shape the scop...

February 7, 2019

On February 7, 2019 The Patent Bill has been approved by the Upper and Lower Houses of the Parliament. The Bill will be submitted to the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) which is composed of the two houses shortly. 

The Assembly’s next session will be hel...

January 31, 2019

Following the approval by the Assembly of the Union of the Trade Mark Law on January 30, 2019, Geographical Indications are protected under Chapter 16 of the law. Once the law's regulation is enacted (around May-June 2019) it will be possible to apply for geographical...

January 31, 2019

The Myanmar Industrial Design Law was passed by the Assembly of the Union on January 30, 2019 following its adoption by the Lower House and  the Upper House. The Myanmar Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1946 is repealed by this Law according to Article 8...

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