Geographical Indications soon to be protected in Myanmar

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 indications.

Geographical indication is defined under the law as "indication which identifies goods as originating in the territory of a country, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristics of the goods is essentially attributable to its geographical origin".

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