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March 27, 2019

Cambodia has become the 26th country to accede to the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. Adopted in 2012, the WIPO-administered treaty grants performers fixed in audiovisual works rights of reproduction, distribution, rental and making available to the public.

The Instrument of Accession was signed by the Prime Minister of Cambodia on February 5th, 2019 and deposited with the World Intellectual Property Organization on March 27th, 2019. The treaty will...

December 7, 2017

Abacus IP is pleased to announce the publication of its new work The Complete Guide to Intellectual Property in Cambodia. This guide provides a go-to reference for attorneys, business owners, and the interested public, covering all major forms of IP in the Kingdom of Cambodia. With chapters on trademarks,  copyrights, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications and other forms of IP, readers will find a concise, complete, and up-to-date summary and a...

August 14, 2016

ថ្មីៗនេះព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា បានអនុម័តបទបញ្ញត្តិសម្រាប់អង្គភាពគ្រប់គ្រងសិទិ្ធរួម។ អង្គភាពគ្រប់គ្រងសិទិ្ធរួមត្រូវបង្កើតឡើងដោយម្ចាស់សិទិ្ធ ដើម្បីគ្រប់គ្រងសិទិ្ធជារួម ដោយធ្វើការគ្រប់គ្រងអាជ្ញាប័ណ្ណ ការប្រមូលលាភការ និងអនុវត្តសិទិ្ធផ្សេងៗក្នុងនាមរបស់ខ្លួន។  នៅថ្ងៃទី០៥​ ខែកក្កដា ឆ្នាំ២០១៦ ក្រសួងវប្បធម៌ និងវិចិត្រសិល្បៈក៏បានចេញប្រកាសមួយ ស្តីអំពីអង្គភាពគ្រប់គ្រងសិទិ្ធរួម (មានជាភាសាខ្មែរ)។

មានតែអ្នកនិពន្ធ និងម្ចាស់សិទិ្ធដែលពាក់ព័ន្ធ និងមានសញ្ជាតិខ្មែរទេ ដែលអាចបង្កើតអង្...

August 14, 2016

Cambodia recently enacted regulation laying the framework for collective management organizations. CMOs are formed by copyright owners to manage their rights in common, by administering licenses, collecting royalties, and enforcing rights on their behalf. On July 05, 2016, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts issued a Prakas (declaration) on the Collective Management Organization (Khmer only).

Only authors and owners of relat...

May 4, 2016

 As mentioned in our previous post, EuroCham Cambodia's recent Whitebook on Trade and Investment Policy Recommendations deals in part with intellectual property issues. Within the chapter on information and communication policy, the authors make several salient points as to the ICT/IP interface in Cambodia:


"The effective implementation of copyright and other intellectual property protection is an essential element of encouraging innovation within ICT. During...

March 18, 2016

The duration of intellectual property rights varies widely in Cambodia, from a minimum of five years for industrial designs, to potentially indefinitely for trademarks and geographical indications.


To summarize and compare the durations, we have compiled the following timelines. With some exceptions, protection generally begins with the filing of the application, even though it may take several months to years for the Registrar to examine and grant the rights...

February 3, 2016


"Fair use" is a crucial part of copyright law, without it the system would crash under the weight of endless infringements. Anytime anyone copied even a small part of any copyrighted work, no matter for what purpose or for what effect, they would be liable for the infringement - if it were not for fair use. Under US law, fair use is a balance of four factors:


1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature o...

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