Regarding the above mentioned matter, we would like to advise you that the Trademark Law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 3, 2019) shall officially be taken into effect in Myanmar in January 2020. Accordingly, all trademarks that have been used or registered in the form of “Declaration of Ownership of Trademark” need to be re-filed at the Intellectual Property Department (IP Department) to maintain their effect.
The IP Department has set a time for the first six months of 2020 (referred to as the Soft opening period) to give priority to trademarks that have been registered or commercial used in Myanmar.
Re-filing can only be performed by online filing (e-filing) and must be through the Intellectual Property Representatives authorized and granted by the IP Department. Filing new trademark shall only be performed after the Soft opening period (referred to as the Grand opening period).
HAVIP-BIZLAW is delighted and proud to be one of the Intellectual Property Representatives authorized by the IP Department and provided accessing accounts to the system for re-filing trademarks in Myanmar during the Soft opening period. We are willing to provide you the following IP services in Myanmar as followings:
- Consulting and re-filing trademark applications during the Soft opening period. We attach herewith the instruction of all procedures, documents and our service fees for re-filing trademark applications in Myanmar.
- Consulting and registering trademark, filing an opposition against trademark application, filing a cancelation against granting trademark Certificate during the Grand opening period.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.