Thursday, July 27, 2017
Myanmar draft IP laws published
The IP world in Asia has been awaiting the promised new IP laws in Myanmar after the country began opening up several years ago. Most of its IP system dates from 50 years ago or more. A lot of initial activity tailed off. Exhaustion set in amongst many observers. Long drafting and consultation processes, elections and political difficulties meant that IP was not prioritized.
However final draft laws on Patent, Industrial Design and Trade Mark were published in two parts on July 27 and July 28, 2017 for public comments prior to being submitted to Parliament. This is expected to be the last chance for comments before the enactment.