New Myanmar investment law is the ‘right move’

INTERNATIONAL lawyers have welcomed Myanmar’s new investment law, saying it will create a better investment environment for both local and foreign investors once enforced. Jo Daniels, managing partner of Baker & McKenzie Myanmar, said at a media roundtable that the new law could be one of Myanmar’s most significant legal reforms once approved by the […]

Trademark Protection – ‘They Realize They’re Stuck with Laws and Concepts That Are Dated’

A set of intellectual property (IP) laws, covering patent, copyright and trademark protections, is slated to go before Burma’s parliament by mid-2015. The legislation, currently being drafted by Burma’s Ministry of Science and Technology, is expected to bring Burma into line with its obligations under the World Trade Organization’s Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights […]

Long delayed IP law undergoing legal review

: A law to regulate intellectual property – covering essential matters of copyright, design, trademarks and patents – could finally be passed later this year as the latest draft is now undergoing legal review before its submission to parliament. A strong IP law is considered vital to attracting foreign investors who might otherwise be concerned […]

IP laws reach final draft

Pirates beware: A law protecting intellectual property (IP) could soon be on the books after intensive discussions with local and international experts on copyright, trademarks and industrial design, officials said. After 11 rounds of discussion and amendments, and with input from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the […]

Myanmar aims for US duty free by 2014

Myanmar’s exporters stand to benefit from duty-free access to the United States by the end of the year under the US Generalized System of Preferences, experts say. The Ministry of Commerce said Myanmar must prove that it has improved labour rights and its property laws in line with the international standards provided by foreign institutions. […]