Good news for all the European SMEs wishing to do business in Cambodia, it is now possible to file trade mark registration applications online. Today’s blog post has been kindly shared with us by our South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk external expert Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh from Daitin & Associates. In this blog post Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh explains the new online application process in more detail.
On 25 May 2017, the Ministry of Commerce in Cambodia launched online trade mark filing system.
The new launched online filing system allow Applicant to file applications to register their trade marks online.
Accordingly, Applicants can upload the required documents and information through the online trade mark filing system.
The trademark applicant can also conduct preliminary trademark search from the Cambodia Department of Intellectual Property database.
Under the Prakas (Regulation) issued by the Ministry of Commerce on May 4, 2017, an applicant with permanent residence or principal place of business inside Cambodia can use this system.
The applicant has to request in writing to the DIP for a user name and password. For foreign applicants, the system can only be used through a registered Cambodian trademark agent.
Once the trademark application has been filed, when the applicant is represented by an agent, the original, notarized power of attorney, along with any priority documents, must be submitted in hard copy to the Department of Intellectual Property within two months from the filing date.
The new e-filing gateway will operate alongside the existing manual registration system.
This system only facilitates mark application filing, the applicant or trademark agent must appear at the DIP to obtain the notice of provisional refusal, notice of acceptance and original registration certificates, as well as filing a response to the office action.
Nguyen Hoa Binh
DAITIN & ASSOCIATES CO., LTD.
Please see the original article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cambodia-applied-online-registration-system-trade-bill-nguyen-/
Author’s Name: Nguyen Hoa Binh
Law Firm: Daitin & Associates
Tel: +84 9633 7 4499
Short Bio of the Author
Binh is a co-founder, partner of Daitin & Associats, an Intellectual Property Agent in Vietnam handling IP works in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar. Binh’s practices areas include both patent and trademarks, in which he provides advice and support for protection, exploitation and management of IP rights to a wide range of owners (Corporations, SMEs and Individuals).
Together with his extensive knowledge in the fields of Biochemistry and Pharmaceuticals, he also has vast experience working on IP. He supports clients in registration and searches, as well as with the drafting of patent specifications and advising on freedom to operate. He graduated from Hanoi National University (MSc in Biochemistry) and has completed a series of internationally recognised courses in IP fields held by WIPO and the EPO. Hoa Binh joined the Helpdesk network in November 2013.