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Update on Implementation of the Myanmar Trademark Law 2019 (“MTL2019”)

This document gives a summary of the major activities carried out as of July 2020 for implementation of the MTL2019.

  1. The Central Committee of Intellectual Property (“CCIP”) has been established on 6th March 2020. The office of the CCIP is located in NayPyiTaw. Its powers and duties include creating policies, strategies and projects related to IP rights and supervising and directing their implementations, coordinating with local and international organizations in relation to intellectual property matters, and carrying out other functions and duties to be designated for the CCIP in the future by the Union Government.

  1. The CCIP will soon establish the Intellectual Property Agency (“IPA”) under the TML 2019 to implement the trademark policies and strategies created by the CCIP, review and decide the appeals filed against decisions of the Trademark Registrars under the MTLA2019 and perform several other functions in relation to the intellectual property laws.

  1. The Intellectual Property Department (“IPD”) has drafted the Trademark Rules (“TR”) and distributed it to local and international law firms for their comments in July 2020. The major provisions of the TR are the rules on filing trademark applications, examination and publication of trademark applications, oppositions, recordal of amendments to trademark registrations, renewal of trademark registrations, recordal of assignments and licenses, cancellation of trademark licenses, invalidation and cancellation of trademark registrations, appeals against decisions of the registrar, etc.

  1. The IPD is under the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”). The MOC is in charge of implementation and enforcement of the MTL2019 and other IP laws. The MOC will hold a stakeholders consultation meeting on the TR in August 2020.

  1. The IPD prepared drafts of the official forms of the trademark application and the power of attorney for each foreign applicant to appoint a local trademark attorney / representative in January 2020. The drafts of the forms have been commented by the MIPPA (Myanmar Intellectual Property Proprietors Association) and trademark attorneys. They are pending the final approval of the CCIP and the IPA.

  1. The “soft opening period” of 6 months starting from the first day on which the IPD will receive applications for re-registration of the currently registered trademarks has been discussed with parties concerned but has not yet been determined.

2019年缅甸商标法》(“MTL2019”)实施最新情况

本文件总结了2020年7月为 MTL 2019 的运营而开展的主要活动

  1. 缅甸中央知识产权委员会(“CCIP”)于2020年3月6日成立。CCIP 的办公室位于内比都。它的权力和职责包括制定与知识产权相关的政策,战略和项目,并监督和指导其实施,与本地和国际组织就知识产权事务进行协调,以及履行缅甸联邦政府将来指定给CCIP的其他职能和职责。

  1. CCIP即将在TML 2019下成立知识产权局(“IPA”),以实施CCIP制定的商标政策和策略。根据MTLA2019审查并决定针对商标注册商的决定而提出的上诉,以及履行与知识产权法律相关的其他多项职能。

  1. 知识产权署(“IPD”)已草拟商标规则(“TR”),并于2020年7月分发给本地和国际律师事务所征求意见。TR的主要条款的规定提交商标申请, 审查和出版的商标申请, 异议,商标注册变更的备案,商标注册的续展,转让和许可的备案,商标许可的注销,商标注册的无效和取消,对注册服务商的决定提出的上诉等。

  1. IPD隶属于商务部(“MOC”)。商务部负责实施和执行《MTL2019》等知识产权法律。商务部将于2020年8月举行有关TR的利益相关方咨询会议。

  1. IPD编写了商标申请正式表格的草稿以及每位外国申请人在2020年1月任命本地商标律师/代表的授权书。表格的草稿已由MIPPA(缅甸知识产权所有人协会)和商标律师进行评论。他们正在等待CCIP和IPA的最终批准。

  1. 与有关各方讨论了从IPD收到重新注册当前注册商标申请的第一天开始的6个月的 “ 试营业期”,但尚未确定。

2020 年7 月 24 日

Kowit Somwaiya

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