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Further Development of New Trademark Law in Myanmar

日期: 2019-11-18 16:50
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Source: U Nyunt

Recently, the official of IP Department has been introduced WIPO IPAS (E filing system) ,which shall be implemented by Myanmar IP Office, firstly for Trademark re-registration purpose.
 
From the workshop and discussions that was held, it was understood that the new system will come into effect in January 2020.
 
They will first launch the new system in a soft opening trial period which will last 6 months. During this period no new mark will be eligible for registration.

New IP system would be e-service system – WIPO software is to be used.
 
All old marks that has previously been registered will need to be refilled under the new system on a first to file basis within ( 6 ) months soft opening trial period. The new system will allow multiple class to be filed under the same mark. Only registered companies/agencies will be the only ones eligible to file for the re-registration during this soft opening period.

As for re-registration of all the pre-existing trademark registration, we can re-use the old POA we have in hand, which does not its validity. Scan Registered Declaration must be attached.

Grand opening would be in the second half of 2020.

Along with the coming adoption of new trademark law, all marks currently recorded under old system need to be re-filed and examined once the new laws enter into force in order to gain protection in Myanmar, which will provide protection for a period of ten ( 10 ) years.

As for fee associated with new process,  they have not been announced as yet.


                                                
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