Cambodia joins the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks today, a system for streamlining the registration of marks across borders.
Rather than having to file a trademark application in each country, a brand owner can file a single application with their national or regional IP office, and then select which other countries it wants to register in. This greatly simplifies and reduces the cost of the process, as more than 110 countries are part of the system.
The Protocol comes into force in Cambodia on June 5, 2015.
For more about the Cambodian trademark system, please refer to our Guide to Trademark Law in Cambodia.