The 2019 Myanmar Trademark Law, which was finally enacted on January 30, 2019, is an important step in the government’s efforts to attract foreign investment. The new law establishes a framework for a comprehensive trademark registration and protection system for both foreign and domestic trademark owners. While the effective date has not yet been announced, businesses are well advised to audit their trademark portfolios in preparation for new filings because existing trademark declarations and notices will no longer be sufficient to demonstrate ownership of marks once the new law is implemented.
Trademark Law (2019, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 3)