Whilst the long awaited landmark changes to IP laws in Myanmar are yet to be finalised, the Deed Registration Law 2018 has been enacted by the Union Parliament of Myanmar. The salient features under this law are enumerated herein below: (i) The language of the documents filed must be in the Myanmar Language. (ii) Documents […]
Mirandah Law LLP Partner Suhaimi Bin Lazim took part in the Law Society of Singapore’s ‘Mission to Myanmar’. Organised in conjunction with the Singapore Business Federation, the mission provided the senior Singapore lawyers with a valuable insight into Myanmar’s burgeoning business environment, with a particular focus on the construction sector.
Myanmar has yet to produce its own specific legislation on trademarks. As a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), the nation is expected to deliver its IP laws in the near future to provide protection for trademarks, copyright, patents, and other intellectual property. From August 8-10, 2017, […]
With significant changes in the political landscape of Myanmar (also known as Burma), there are similar expectations for corresponding changes in the economic and business practices as well. This further affects the expectations of IP holders to better protect their rights in this country. Currently, Myanmar is working with the World Intellectual Property office (WIPO) […]
Design laws vary by country. Some countries classify designs as patents and some have separate “registered design” or “industrial design” systems. In some countries, designs of products must be whole products in order to be registrable and not parts of products. Some countries allow protection of only part or parts of the product but the […]
The Myanmar government is aiming to introduce new intellectual property laws by early next year. Currently, trademark applications are filed in the form of a Declaration of Ownership of Trademark “DOT”, with the Deeds Registration Office. Each trademark must be filed using one DOT for each mark. The Applicants are also required to execute a […]
In February this year, it was revealed that the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) with the help of scientists and health workers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Wellcome-Trust University of Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Programme, and the co-operation of Chinese authorities have uncovered a massive counterfeit anti- malaria drug syndicate, based in southern […]
In Myanmar, there is no Trademark Law. Protection for a trademark can only be obtained by filing an application together with a Power of Attorney and a Declaration of Ownership. The Declaration of Ownership is then registered with the Office of the Registration of Deeds, to which is assigned an application date and number as […]