There is no modern trademark law in Myanmar. Foreign companies that want to protect their trademark must first register them under the archaic Registration Act of 1908.
Until a modern trademark law has been passed by Parliament the best course of action is to register your trademark at the Yangon Office of Registration of Deeds.
After which a cautionary notice is published in major newspapers saying that your company owned the trademark and will take legal actions against those who infringe on your trademark.
Registering a trademark alone is not sufficient to claim legal ownership – you must be able to show proof that you are the first user of the trademark in Myanmar. Trademark registration together with immediate action to put your products and point-of-sales materials into distribution in Myanmar via distributors, agents or business partners are key to protecting your trademark.
If you need help in registering your trademark please fill up the form below:
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