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Soft Opening Ceremony of the IP Office of Myanmar was Held

October 5, 2020

In Myanmar, Intellectual Property (IP) related Acts (including Trademark, Design, Patent, and Copyright Act) were enacted last year. On October 1, 2020, the newly established IP Office of Myanmar partially opened (completed soft opening*) and started preferentially accepting trademark applications filed based on marks registered under the existing Registration Act or unregistered marks actually being used in Myanmar.

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been cooperating toward the establishment of the IP Office by dispatching experts to Myanmar through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) since 2015. Due to this close cooperation, Mr. Iwasaki Susumu, Deputy Commissioner of the JPO, delivered a congratulatory address by video message on behalf of the JPO at the online ceremony held on the first day of starting the above mentioned acceptance.

The IP Office of Myanmar will officially open (conduct its grand opening) in line with the commencement of accepting ordinary trademark applications and plans to start accepting design and patent applications sequentially.

(Photo) Soft Opening Ceremony
Soft Opening Ceremony

[Last updated 8 October 2020]