Following updates to the Myanmar Trademark law in 2019, a soft opening to implement the updates in the law and the new electronic filing system commenced on 1 October 2020, which was expected to last for a period of 6 months until the Grand Opening.
On 12 January 2023, the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department (IPD) released the following announcement:
(a) Grand opening date- The Trademark Law (2019) is planned to be fully enforced in March 2023.
(b) Once enforcement of the new law has commenced, applications for registration of a trade mark in Myanmar will be officially accepted including payment. Read more