India, Myanmar discussing procurement of pulses

NEW DELHI: Faced with shortage of pulses and increasing prices, the government today said it is negotiating a long-term arrangement for procurement of lentils fromMyanmar . Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was recently in Myanmar, said talks are going very well on government-to-government import of pulses. She said that India imports from various countries as the country produces […]

Crunch Time for Copycats?

YANGON — Imagine for a moment a billboard in downtown Yangon that reads “Kandawgyi Fried Chicken… It’s finger lickin’ good!” Kentucky Fried Chicken will soon enter Yangon’s fast food market, and you can be sure the company will be concerned about preventing any upstart business using words or images similar to its trademarked brand. But […]

Myanmar to implement IP laws ahead of WTO target

Improved intellectual property laws could be introduced in Myanmar as early as the start of next year, officials drafting the laws say, adding they will provide a more stable framework for investors well ahead of the World Trade Organisation’s latest deadline of 2021. The proposed laws covering copyright, design, trademark and patents would replace legislation […]