In Brief

On January 12, 2023, the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department issued an announcement stating that the Trademark Law 2019, is planned to come into force in March 2023.

Key Takeaways

The Myanmar Intellectual Property Department will formally accept the trademark registration system once the Trademark Law is put into     effect. Before the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department issues the   official announcement that will come into force, mark owners must gather the necessary information to obtain trademark protection in Myanmar.

However, the registered marks/used marks are still accepting during the soft opening period according to Notification No. 63/2020.

The procedure for accepting payment will be announced from the Department with the specific notification.

The person who received the WIPO FILE User Account will be allowed to act as a representative for trademark registration after completion of the Trademark Registration training course conducted by the Myanmar         Intellectual Property Department.

Therefore, the person who received the WIPO File User Account holders and who wish to register as the trademark registration representative are required to attend the Trademark Registration Representative Training Course held in Intellectual Property Department.


As further updates on Myanmar’s Trademark Law becomes available, we will certainly keep you apprised of any future developments in its regard. Should you need further information on protecting trademarks in Myanmar both under the current practice and the new Law, please drop us a line at