Businesses in Myanmar urged to register trademarks in line with new law

Business owners should register their trademarks in line with the Trademark Law to streamline the process of shifting from the first-to-use system to the firstto-file system, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC)announced on August 28. The first-to-file system grants trademark owners the right for registration of the mark to the person who files his application under […]

New trademark registration system expected in Myanmar

Myanmar’s new Trademark Law, enacted last year, establishes the framework for a comprehensive trademark registration and protection system, which will enter into force soon. This is relevant and important to both foreign and domestic trademark owners, who should review their portfolio in light of these significant legal changes. The law is also a positive move […]

Condo registrations to be accepted in early 2020

The Condominium Management Committee has been fine-tuning the registration process under the Condominium Law, and will accept registrations in early 2020, said U Myo Myint, general secretary of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA). “We are negotiating for sales with foreigners and investors. There are some issues in the law. After negotiations, the registrations can […]

DICA sets 30 Mar as late registration deadline for MyCO

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration has asked companies which failed to register and re-register on the online registry MyCO in January to complete the registration formalities by 30 March. Companies which fail to meet the deadline for late registration will be struck off from the register list, according to the DICA. “More than […]

Companies Must Submit Annual Reports to DICA Starting February 2019

In order to understand the overall scope of investments in the country, the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) has ordered companies to submit annual reports starting from February 2019. Looking at the annual reports, DICA can determine how many companies made investments in which sectors or types of businesses during the previous year. […]

More traditional hospitals to be opened nationwide

PLANS are underway to extend more traditional hospitals in wide parts of the country, said U Myint Oo, a director from the Department of Traditional Medicine. The Department of Traditional Medicine said it will officially open 19 hospitals and eight township departments of traditional medicine in the near future. These facilities have been constructed since […]

Small spike in taxi registrations

A publicity campaign by Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles to register taxis has had some effect, though there is a long way to go until the city’s estimated 55,131 taxis are registered, said committee chair U Hla Aung. In the month of January about 290 taxis registered, leading the committee – which is commonly […]

Foreign Company Registration Fraud ‘Serious Problem’: MIC

Foreign investments fraudulently registered using the name of Myanmar citizens will be monitored and dealt with according to law, U Aung Naing Oo, secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) said during a meeting with the local press at MIC’s head office. “This might raise questions about when the actions will be taken, but we have […]

10 firms compete for IT licences

Since the enactment of the recent telecommunication bylaws, more than 10 local and foreign IT companies have applied for licences to construct towers, lay cables and provide other services, according to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The directorate of telecommunications enacted the bylaws on October 14. “More than 10 companies have applied for […]

Taxi registration to continue, YCDC insists

Yangon City Development Committee has denied reports that it plans to scrap the city taxi registration scheme, saying responsibility for registration will instead be transferred to another association. ”We will not do the city taxi registration in the future but it does not mean there is no need to do the city taxi registration,” U […]