A trademark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify that the products or services to consumers with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities.
A trademark is typically a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, design, image, or a combination of these elements. There is also a range of non-conventional trademarks comprising marks which do not fall into these standard categories, such as those based on color, smell, or sound.
Trademarks in Myanmar are designated by the following symbols:
™ (for an unregistered trademark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand goods)
℠ (for an unregistered service mark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand services)
® (for a registered trademark) The owner of a registered trademark may commence legal proceedings against trademark infringement of its mark.
|Relevant Office||Myanmar Trademark Office|
|Law in Force||There is no trade mark law in force in Myanmar. Trademarks are registered in Myanmar Registry Office under Section 18(f) of the Registration Act and Registration Direction 13 by means of declaration which is a solemn statement of facts made by the trademark owner|
|Multi – Class Declaration||Yes|
|Document(s) required for filing a trade mark application||Executed Declaration of Ownership Special Power of Attorney (POA) executed by the applicant (This document must be duly notarized, authenticated and endorsed by the Myanmar Embassy/ Myanmar Consul/ Vice Consul/|
|Representative of the Government of the Union of Myanmar in some appropriate country for foreign clients. (The aforementioned documents are to be signed by the same person)|
|Prosecution Process||Registration of Declaration of OwnershipPublication of Cautionary Notice in local newspaper|
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