Effective January 1, 2018, the official fees for trademark matters in Cambodia will be increased and new fees will be introduced for international marks under the Madrid System, which Cambodia joined on June 5, 2015.
While certain fees will more than double, the basic fee for filing and registration of a trademark will increase by less than three percent. With the establishment of the fees for international marks, the Department of Intellectual Property Rights will, from January 1, 2018, be able to serve as office of origin under the Madrid System. The enabling regulation also sets forth estimated timeframes for processing of matters by the Department of Intellectual Property Rights, though these are merely indicative and non-binding.
According to the Joint Declaration on Public Service Fees between the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Economy and Finance No. 1217, dated November 27, 2017, the previous two Joint Declarations (No. 985 dated December 28, 2012 and No. 1643 dated December 16, 2014 will be abrogated on December 31, 2017.
The schedule of official fees can be downloaded here in English and Khmer.
For more about the Cambodian trademark system, please refer to our Guide to Trademark Law in Cambodia.