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October 21, 2019

The World Intellectual Property Organization recently published its annual statistics report, World Intellectual Property Indicators. The headline story from the report is the dominance of China, and the importance of Asia more broadly in the intellectual property world. This is certainly true in Cambodia, where a very large share of patent registrations have been validations of Chinese patents under a recent cooperation agreement.

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March 16, 2018

Industrial designs are registered in Cambodia with the Department of Industrial Property within the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.

The legal framework is provided in the Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs, along with an implementing regulation, the Prakas (Declaration) on the Procedure for Registration of Industrial Design.

A registrations is valid for five years from the filing date of the application, and can be renewed for two further...

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...

July 1, 2017

Our updated guide to industrial designs in Cambodia has been published, and is available for download for free here. Since the last edition, the most significant change has been Cambodia's accession to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, effective February 25, 2017. The system provides a practical solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 65 territories through one single international application. 

December 3, 2016

Cambodia has signed up to the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, effective February 25, 2017. The system provides a practical solution for registering up to 100 designs in over 65 territories through one single international application. Together with Cambodia's recent accession to the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the Madrid System for International Registration of Trademarks, this development radically simplifies the proce...

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...

January 10, 2016

An industrial design registration is a form of intellectual property that protects a new, special visual aspect of a product. In Cambodia, industrial designs are protected under the Law on Patents, Utility Models and Industrial Designs of 2003, along with a Prakas (Declaration) on the Procedure for Registration of Industrial Design of 2006. Industrial designs are registered with the Department of Industrial Property of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft....

January 23, 2015

Patent and industrial design applicants may soon enjoy protection in Cambodia by filing through the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, and vice versa.

 

According to the terms of a recent Memorandum of Understanding between the IPOS and Cambodia's Ministry of Industry and Handicraft, applicants may gain protection in both countries by filing through either country. 

 

Although the Law on Patents, Utility Model Certificates and Industrial Designs was passed...

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