INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROTECTION IN CAMBODIA

An Industrial Design is protected under the Law on Patents, Utility Model Certificates and Industrial Designs dated 22 January 2003. An industrial design in Cambodia means “any composition of lines or colours or any three-dimensional form, or any material, whether or not associated with lines or colors”. For an industrial design to be protected in Cambodia, it must be “new” or “novel”. An industrial design is considered new “if it has not been disclosed to the public, anywhere in the world, prior to the filing date or the priority date”. In addition, an industrial design in Cambodia must “give a...

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INVENTIONS & UTILITY MODELS IN CAMBODIA

Utility Model Certificates are, similarly to patents, intellectual property rights that protect the technical aspects of inventions. The Cambodia Patent Law defines utility models as any invention which is new and industrially applicable and may be, or may relate to, a product or process. Thus, unlike patented inventions, utility models do not need to involve an inventive step. This is the key difference between utility models and patented inventions; whereas utility models may be obvious to a person skilled in the art, patented inventions may not....

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