Critical changes are imminent in Myanmar as it begins to implement the country's first ever trademark law. With this new law, existing registered marks must be registered under a new trademark registration system. Marks which have been used in Myanmar but not previously registered may be filed with supporting evidence of use.
A "soft launch" of the registration system is anticipated to commence in January 2020. Clients are strongly advised to expedite the transition of their Myanmar trade mark portfolios so as to avail themselves of trade mark protection under the new law.