Puma Energy threatens legal action on trademark infringement

Singapore oil company Puma Energy is officially prohibiting the use of its trademark, name and logo in Myanmar after a local petrol station began branding itself as Puma Power and displaying a logo that is almost identical to the former’s in the local market. The notice was published by Puma Energy’s lawyer on the company’s […]

Trademark Law and Industrial Design Law enacted

Myanmar has enacted legislation to protect intellectual property (IP)in another step forward for businesses in the country. On January 30, the Trademark Law and Industrial Design Law were passed into legislation by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. However, both laws provide that they will be effective only after a notification is issued by the President of Myanmar. […]

Police arrest people for making, distributing fake foreign booze

Police have arrested three suspects who allegedly manufactured fake foreign-branded alcoholic drinks in two townships in Yangon, a senior police officer said. The suspects were arrested during a raid of houses in Htantabin and Mingaladon townships after receiving a tip from an informant about illegal activity in the area. During the raids, police officers seized […]