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Cambodia Trademark, Patent & IP News

November 1, 2018

In 2016, Cambodia became the 151st member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, allowing entry into national phase in Cambodia for international patent applications. The Designated (or Elected) Office in Cambodia under the PCT is the Department of Industrial Property of Cambodia of the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (DIPC). The time limit for entry into the national phase is 30 months from the priority date. The PCT entered into force in Cambodia on December...

September 23, 2016

Cambodia has acceded to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, per Instrument of Accession dated 24 August, 2016 and deposited with WIPO on September 8, 2016. It's been a long time coming, and will usher in major changes to the Cambodian patent system, which we'll explore in future posts. Of particular note is that the Kingdom has opted out of Article 59 of the Treaty, which gives the International Court of Justice jurisdiction to adjudicate disputes between contracti...

June 5, 2016

Cambodia could soon be joining the Patent Cooperation Treaty, if all goes to plan. The Ministry of Industry and Handicraft (MIH) will be submitting a proposal for joining the Patent Cooperation Treaty to the Royal Government of Cambodia for consideration. Following on the heals of agreements with Singapore and Japan on joint examination, joining the PCT would herald major changes to the patent system in the Kingdom.

 

On 31 May 2016, the MIH, in cooperation...

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