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Mirandah Asia ayuda a los clientes con asuntos en Camboya al mismo estándar de alta calidad que solo la reputación local ofrece. Se espera que muchos desarrollos en IP se desenvuelven en esta jurisdicción prometedora, por lo que estamos disponibles para atender la gama creciente de servicios disponibles para los clientes.

Información general

El gobierno de Camboya ha realizado progresos considerables en el fomento de su paisaje de propiedad intelectual. Camboya se adhirió a la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual (OMPI) en 1995 y al Convenio de París para la Protección de la Propiedad Industrial en 1998. Con el cambio de siglo, las leyes y el marco regulatorio del país para proteger los derechos de propiedad intelectual se ajustaron firmemente a la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) obligaciones. En 2004, Camboya se unió con éxito a la OMC.

El crecimiento del panorama de la PI de Camboya

Con la adhesión de Camboya a la OMC surgió la necesidad de implementar una serie de leyes y reglamentos relacionados con la propiedad intelectual. Hasta la fecha, hay muchas leyes implementadas en relación con la protección de los derechos de propiedad intelectual, tales como la Ley de Marcas Registradas, Nombres Comerciales y Actos de Competencia Desleal (2002); la Ley de patentes, certificados de modelo de utilidad y diseños industriales (2003) (“Ley de patentes”); la Ley de Derecho de Autor y Derechos Conexos (2003); y la Ley de gestión de semillas y derechos de obtentor (2008).

El Real Gobierno de Camboya ha publicado subsecuentemente decretos y regulaciones para la implementación de estas leyes, una indicación del compromiso de Camboya de brindar una protección sólida a los titulares de DPI.

Además, en 2016, el país se adhirió al Tratado de Cooperación en materia de Patentes y fundó su primer organismo no gubernamental centrado en la propiedad intelectual (IPAC, por sus siglas en inglés) (Asociación de Propiedad Intelectual de Camboya) para reforzar su entorno de propiedad intelectual.

Infringement offence Civil and Criminal (in special cases)
Specialised courts for IP No
Outline of the enforcement steps Notice of Cease and DesistnInfringement lawsuit
Relief against groundless threats Available
Declaration of non-infringement Available
Preliminary injunctions Available
Infringement offence Civil and Criminal (in special cases)
Specialised courts for IP No
Outline of the enforcement steps Notice of Cease and DesistnInfringement lawsuit
Relief against groundless threats Available
Declaration of non-infringement Available
Preliminary injunctions Available
Legal Basis
  • Law concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition of the Kingdom of Cambodia, 2002;
  • Sub-Decree on the implementation of the Law concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition of the Kingdom of Cambodia, in force since July 2006.
  • Law on Geographical Indications, in force sicne January 20, 2014.
Major international treaties signed
  • Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation
  • Paris Convention on the Protection of Industrial Property
  • WTO
  • Madrid Protocol
Cost of obtaining a straightforward registration Please contact us at singapore@mirandah.com
Average time to register a trademark Between 6-9 months
Filing and prosecution procedures
  • Stage 1: Filing
  • Stage 2: Examination
  • Stage 3: Registration
  • Stage 4: Opposition
  • Stage 5: Publication
Registrable marks Any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods (trade mark) or services (service mark) of an enterprise. Any distinctive device, brand, heading, label, ticket, name, signature, word, letter, numeral, or combination thereof, may be registered as a trade mark. Trademarks may include graphics, signs, signatures, pictures or 3-D marks such as, shapes and packaging.
Number of classes 45 (9th and 10th Editions Nice Classification)
Multiple class filing Available
Filing of series marks Not available
Necessary documents Notarized Power of Attorney
Electronic filing Not available
Common objections Capacity to distinguish the goods/ services of one enterprise from those of others; Whether the mark is contrary to public order or morality; Whether the mark is likely to mislead the public as to inter alia geographical origin; Whether the mark is identical with, or is an imitation of or contains as an element, an armorial bearing, flag and/ or other emblem; Prior conflicting rights;
Opposition term 90 days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette
Duration of protection 10 years from the filing date (Grace period of 6 months from the date of expiry is permissible)
Restoration of lapsed trademark Not available
Compulsory period of use to avoid cancellation action Any interested person may request the Ministry of Commerce to remove a mark from the Register on the ground that up to one month prior to the filing of the request for cancellation on the basis of non-use, the mark had not been used by the registered proprietor or the licensee, during a continuous period of 5 years from the date of registration, provided the mark shall not be removed if it can be demonstrated that special circumstances prevented use of the mark and that there was no intention not to use or abandon the same in respect of those goods/ services.
Parallel Imports Yes
Use It is mandatory to file an Affidavit of use or non-use of the mark within 1 year following the 5th anniversary of the registration date.
Useful links www.mirandah.com www.mcfa.gov.kh
Outline of the
enforcement steps
Civil;
Criminal.
Civil Remedies Courts are empowered to grant an injunction to prevent infringement, an imminent infringement and/ or unfair competition;
Damages or an account of profits in lieu of damages;
An order for the surrender or the destruction of the offending trademark or signage;
A declaration of the plaintiff’s rights to the trademark and defendant’s infringement of these rights;
Criminal Sanctions Fine and/ or imprisonment
Time frame for various legal actions Around 24- 36 months, subject to a plethora of factors
Alternative dispute resolution
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
Any specialized courts for IP Not available

Trademark Applications

Year Resident Non-Resident Total
2001 245 1,274 1509
2002 318 1,251 1569
2003 279 548 827
2004 385 1,192 1577
2005 358 1,223 1581
2006 866 699 1565
2007 552 2,206 2758
2008 578 2,521 3099
2009 806 2,271 3077
2010 840 3,129 3969
2011 903 3,664 4567
2012 968 4,200 5168
2013 968 4,886 5854
2014 1,182 3,706 4888

Trademark Registrations

Year Resident Non-Resident Total
2001 248 1,519 1767
2002 307 993 1300
2003 269 663 932
2004 375 1,175 1550
2005 391 1,519 1910
2006 355 1,198 1553
2007 312 1,066 1388
2008 437 1,874 2311
2009 698 2,418 3116
2010 652 2,384 3036
2011 735 2,936 3671
2012 751 2,955 3706
2013 847 4,974 5821
2014 786 3,429 4215

Source: WIPO

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