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Myanmar’s Copyright Law 2019 – What is it provided for?

Download  Myanmar's Copyright Law, enacted as The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 15, 2019, comprises 24 chapters, each addressing various aspects of copyright and related rights protection, administration, enforcement, and penalties. KENFOX would like to provide below some basic details of the law with a hope that they will help IPR holders understand about the key provisions and mechanisms thereof and how to effectively manage, protect, and enforce their copyright and related rights in Myanmar. Chapter I - Title, enforcement, and definitions (including 02 articles, Articles 1-2) Establishes the law's title, its effective date, and provides definitions for terms (e.g., "author," "copyright," "intellectual property...

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Term of copyright protection under Myanmar’s Copyright Law: How long?

Download Knowing the duration of copyright protection ensures compliance with the law, helping to avoid unintentional infringements that could lead to legal disputes, penalties, or loss of rights. It also informs users about when a work enters the public domain and can be used without permission. For creators and copyright owners, understanding the duration of protection is essential for planning how to exploit their works commercially. The term of copyright protection is provided as per Article 17 of Myanmar's Copyright Law, even for works that are not registered. Under Myanmar's Copyright Law and the copyright laws of many other jurisdictions, the protection...

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Cancelling a copyright or related right registration in Myanmar: How?

Download Articles 55, 56, and 57 of Myanmar's Copyright Law provide for the grounds and procedures for canceling a copyright or related rights registration. KENFOX would like to provide below essential insights and details to help the concerned parties to take propeer actions concerning copyright/related cancellation in Myanmar. 1. Filing an application for cancellation Under Article 55, if it is found that a registered copyright or related rights is “prejudicial” to any person or to public interests, a cancellation can be requested. Such adverse impact, or prejudiciality, can manifest in various ways: •  Monopolization of public domain works: If a work that should...

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Economic rights and moral rights of copyright owners in Myanmar

Download 1. Economic rights of copyright owners in Myanmar: What are they Under Myanmar's Copyright Law, Articles 18 and 19 define the economic rights granted to authors and copyright owners, encompassing a broad spectrum of exclusive rights that allow for the commercial use and control of their works. KENFOX provides below the relevant economic rights so that authors and copyright owners can take relevant actions under Myanmar laws. Economic Rights Granted (Article 18) [1] Reproduction: The right to make copies of the work in any manner or form, including any permanent or temporary storage of the work in electronic form. [2] Translation, adaptation, arrangement, or...

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How to effectively handle conflicts between trademarks and copyrights in Vietnam as per Article 73.7 of Vietnam IP Law?

Download Conflicts between trademarks and copyrights are widespread in many jurisdictions throughout the world and are becoming an issue in Vietnam. There has been an increase in instances of intellectual property theft (copying of copyrighted works) for trademark registration. It is no longer a rare occurrence for trademark squatters to register the logo or work of applied art of a particular individual as their own trademark. Many IPR holders have been forced to sit at the negotiating table with trademark squatters to negotiate and accept to buy back their trademarks at exorbitant fees. The struggle between protecting creativity and combating the...

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Takedown Notices: How Do ISPs Handle Copyright Infringement Claims in Vietnam?

Download The landscape of intellectual property rights in Vietnam underwent a significant transformation with the third revision of the Intellectual Property Law in 2022. Among the notable provisions, Article 198b introduced a groundbreaking regulation holding Intermediary Service Providers (ISPs) legally responsible for copyright and related rights infringements by their platform users. Subsequently, on April 26, 2023, the Vietnamese government issued Decree No. 17/2023/NĐ-CP, providing detailed measures to implement the Intellectual Property Law regarding copyright and related rights. 1. Responsibilities of Intermediary Service Providers Upon receiving a removal or blocking request, often in the form of a Cease & Desist Letter, from a copyright...

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How Did Philipp Plein Appeal a Decision on Trademark Refusal in Vietnam?

Download Article 74.2 (e) of Law on IP stipulates that: “2. A mark shall be deemed to be indistinctive if it is a sign falling into one of the following categories: (e) Signs other than integrated marks which are identical with or confusingly similar to registered marks of identical or similar goods or services on the basis of applications for registration with earlier filing dates or priority dates, as applicable, including applications for registration of marks filed pursuant to a treaty of which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member“. In order to assess the similarity of marks at issue, it is...

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Pharmaceutical Registration In Vietnam: Strategic Partnership Between KENFOX And AKAKABE

Download The registration of pharmaceuticals (or drug registration) in Vietnam is a complex procedure that demands strict adherence to the standards set by the Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health. For foreign enterprises aiming to bring pharmaceutical products to the Vietnamese market, submitting an application for the registration of pharmaceutical circulation at the Drug Administration of Vietnam is an obligatory step. Moreover, practical experience reveals that, within the pharmaceutical business landscape, challenges such as acts of infringement, disputes over intellectual property, and unpredictable market impacts are inevitable. ​ 🌐 Significance of the Visit: In a business environment that is...

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Patent refusal in Vietnam: Reasons & Suggestions for Applicants

Filing a patent application is a significant step towards protecting your intellectual property. However, the journey doesn't end with submission; patent applicants often encounter substantive office actions, crucial points where the patent office reviews the application in detail. Understanding these office actions is vital for a successful patent approval process. In Vietnam, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP VIETNAM) handles these proceedings. This article aims to shed light on substantive office actions for patent applications in Vietnam and offer insights on how to navigate through them effectively....

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What Proactive Strategies Can Brand Owners Employ To Enhance Their Partnership With Customs Officials In Laos And Improve Their Chances Of Intercepting Counterfeit Goods Before They Enter/Exit The Market?

Customs recordal can be an effective means of enforcing IP rights in Laos because it provides a legal framework for customs officials to take action against counterfeit products at the border. With recordal, businesses can furnish details about their IP rights, including trademarks and copyrights, to the customs authorities. This information equips customs officials to identify and seize infringing goods, which can prevent counterfeit products from entering the country. However, relying solely on customs recordal is not a foolproof method for enforcing IP rights. It requires vigilance and cooperation between the IP owner and the customs authorities to effectively identify and...

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