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 […]

Myanmar: building the most beautiful ship on the Ayeyarwaddy

A new all-suite river ship, the creation of local craftsmen, sets sail on the Irrawaddy in Myanmar next month There is no greater confirmation of the current status of Myanmar as the planet’s leading adventure travel destination than Jeremy Clarkson’s BBC television special earlier this year, in which the Top Gear presenter raced 10-ton trucks […]

Vietnamese agency takes wellness programme to Myanmar

BOUTIQUE travel agency Wellness Vietnam Holidays is organising a cultural and wellness tour programme to Myanmar for the first time, with the opportunity for guests to practice tai chi and meditation. Programme director for the Ho Chi Minh City-based company, Thuy M Do, told TTG Asia e-Daily: “We have organised a variety of wellness programmes […]

In Myanmar, a Fight for Affordable HIV Medicine

People living with HIV in Burma are worried that a patent law under development could significantly hinder their ability to access affordable medicine, in a country where about 40 percent of those requiring HIV treatment are already unable to get it. Facing pressure from Western nations looking to invest in the country as it transitions […]

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 […]