On August 11, 2023, Cambodia’s Ministry of Commerce issued Announcement No. 2652, which states that failure by a trademark owner to submit a Certificate of Statement of Use or Non-Use for a registered trademark will result in its removal from the registry and invalidation.
Under the law of Cambodia, trademark owners are required to submit the certificate within one year after the fifth year following the mark’s registration to maintain trademark validity. However, enforcement had been less than stringent. As a result, trademark owners have been submitting their Certificate of Statement of Use even after the fifth year. Still, their trademarks remain valid.
Announcement No. 2652 will change this. Read more