Is Myanmar a member of the Paris Convention, the Madrid System?

Is Myanmar a member of the Paris Convention, the Madrid System?

  1. What is the Paris Convention?

The Paris Convention, adopted in 1883, applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models, service marks, trade names, geographical indications and the repression of unfair competition. This international agreement was the first major step taken to help creators ensure that their intellectual works were protected in other countries.

  1. What is the Madrid System?

The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademark worldwide. The Madrid System provides for a single application and payment of one set of fees to apply for international registration of trademarks in up to 117 countries. It also permissible to modify, renew or expand your global trademark portfolio through one centralized system.

  1. Is Myanmar a member of the Paris Convention, the Madrid System?

Myanmar is a special country which has not joined either Madrid System or Parris Convention. The only way to register trademark in Myanmar is filing trademark application at the Yangon Office of Registration of Deeds. Therefore, it could be difficult for foreign individuals or organizations to protect their trademarks in Myanmar.

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