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Mirandah Asia | Myanmar | 10 May 2021

Military coup halts trademark traction

It was previously hoped that the 'grand opening' of Myanmar's first dedicated mark registration system under the Trademark Law 2019 would take place in April 2021. However, since the military coup in February 2021, both the commencement of the Trademark Law and the grand opening of the new registration scheme have been suspended. While uncertainty remains, parties should take extra care with......
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Mirandah Asia | Myanmar | 19 Oct 2020

New trademark system's 'soft opening'

Myanmar's recently enacted Trademark Law 2019 is gaining traction. The initial focus is on developing a system to register marks. This will be introduced in two phases: the 'soft opening' (which commenced 1 October 2020), followed by the 'grand opening' (scheduled for 1 April 2021). If a brand has taken any steps thus far to establish itself in Myanmar, this soft opening is a golden......
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Sidley Austin LLP | Myanmar, USA | 10 Aug 2012

US government eases sanctions against Myanmar

The Office of Foreign Assets Control recently authorised new investment in and exportation of financial services to Myanmar, easing sanctions that have been in place for over 15 years. The statutory framework for the US sanctions remains in place, thereby permitting the US government to re-impose sanctions should reforms in Myanmar not proceed as hoped.
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