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LAWS

 

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

 

  • Patents and Designs (Emergency Provisions) Act of 1946 (1946) (EN)
  • The Copyright Act of 1911 (1911) (EN)
  • Merchandise Marks Act 1889 (1889) (EN)

 

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

 

  • Motion Picture Law (1996) (EN)
  • Sea Customs Act No. 8 of 1878 (as amended up to Act 1962) (1962) (EN)
  • The Antiquities Act 1957 (1957) (EN)
  • The Specific Relief Act 1877 (as last amended up to Act No. 3 of 1954) (1954) (EN)
  • Registration Act No. 16 of 1908 (1909) (EN)
  • The Code of Criminal Procedure (1898) (EN)
  • Myanmar Penal Code of 1860 (India Act XLV) (1860) (EN)

 

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

 

  • Electronic Transactions Law (2004) (EN)
  • Control of Money Laundering Law (2002) (EN)
  • Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Regions Law (1998) (EN)
  • National Food Law (1997) (EN)
  • Computer Science Development Law (1996) (EN)
  • Traditional Drug Law (1996) (EN)
  • Television and Video Law (1996) (EN)
  • Science and Technology Development Law (1994) (EN)
  • Myanmar Citizens Investment Law (1994) (EN)
  • National Drug Law (1992) (EN)

 

 

IMPLEMENTING RULES/REGULATIONS

 

Intellectual Property

 

  • Direction 13 of the Registration Act (EN)

 

TREATY MEMBERSHIP

 

WIPO-Administered Treaties (Entry into force of the Treaty for the Contracting Party

 

Summary Table of Membership of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Treaties Administered by WIPO, plus UPOV, WTO and UN

 

  • Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (May 15, 2001) (EN)

 

IP-related Multilateral Treaties (Entry into force of the Treaty for the Contracting Party)

 

  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (January 6, 2018) (EN)
  • Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (October 12, 2014) (EN)
  • Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (August 7, 2014) (EN)
  • Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property (December 5, 2013) (EN)
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (January 6, 2012) (EN)
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity (May 13, 2008) (EN)
  • International Plant Protection Convention (May 26, 2006) (EN)
  • WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (February 27, 2005) (EN)
  • Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (February 16, 2005) (EN)
  • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (July 18, 2004) (EN)
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (June 29, 2004) (EN)
  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (April 2, 1997) (EN)
  • United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (June 20, 1996) (EN)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (February 23, 1995) (EN)
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (February 23, 1995) (EN)
  • Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) (January 1, 1995) (EN)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) – Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) (1994) (January 1, 1995) (EN)
  • Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (July 29, 1994) (EN)
  • Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (February 22, 1994) (EN)
  • Convention (I) for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field (February 25, 1993) (EN)
  • Convention (II) for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea (February 25, 1993)(EN)
  • Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War (February 25, 1993) (EN)
  • Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (February 25, 1993) (EN)
  • Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (August 7, 1956) (EN)
  • Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (May 10, 1956) (EN)
  • Convention on International Civil Aviation (August 7, 1948) (EN)

 

Regional Economic Integration Treaties (Entry into force of the Treaty for the Contracting Party)

  • ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (May 17, 2010) (EN)
  • Framework Agreement on the BIMST-EC Free Trade Area and its Protocol and the Declaration establishing the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (February 8, 2004) (EN)
  • Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area (January 28, 1992) (EN)

 

IP-relevant Bilateral Treaties (Entry into force of the Treaty for the Contracting Party)

  • Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (December 1, 2008) (EN)

 

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