How to apply for trademark registration in Myanmar

Myanmar is a developing country in Southeast Asia that has a friendship and multifaceted cooperation with Vietnam. Due to this cooperation, in recent years, the number of Vietnamese enterprises established in Laos has been increasing rapidly. However, since there’s no proper trademark law in Myanmar, it shall be difficult for individuals and organizations to know and understand about the procedure of trademark registration in Myanmar.Therefore, hereinafter, we will consult you about this matter as follow:

1, Searching

Conducting a trademark search is to check whether your business name or logo is similar to other already registered trademarks. Generally trademark agent or attorney conducts this search with the Trademark Office to check if there are any similar trademarks already registered under that particular class.

Official trademark search is not available in Myanmar Registry Office. However, A&S LAW can offer trademark search service in Myanmar as we possess a comprehensive archive of newspaper publications of the cautionary notice of trademarks that was collected and updated for a long period.

2, Documents required for filling:

The following information and/or documents are required to file an application for a trademark application in Myanmar:

  • Application form.
  • Power of Attorney.
  • Five (5) clear copy of the mark.
  • A list of goods or services (which closely follow the Nice International Classification).
  • The full name, nationality and registered address of the applicant.
  • For marks that contain non-English words, a certified transliteration and translation.

3, Receiving office

A trademark can be registered in the Myanmar Registry Office under Section 18 (f) of The Registration Act and Registration Direction 13

4, Multi-class application

In Myanmar, multi-class application is available, which means the applicants can apply more than one class of goods/services for their trademarks.

5, Time frame for obtaining registration

In the absence of trademark law in Myanmar, there is no statutory term for which a trademark is registered. Normally, the time frame of trademark registration is about 2-4 months.

Please click here to know the fee of trademark registration in Myanmar. Also, you can visit here to see the procedures and required documents for trademark registration in Myanmar.

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