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Registration Act No. 16 of 1908

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Year of current version:1908
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1909
Date of Text (Enacted):December 18, 1908
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Trade Names, Trademarks
Notes:
At present, Myanmar has no Trademark law. A strong traditional practice has developed in Myanmar, however, for the evidentiary assertion of the rights of ownership in a trademark.

A trademark may be registered by means of a declaration of ownership under Part III: Of Registrable Documents, Section 18 (F) which is provided for registration of Trademarks by Direction 13 of the Myanmar Registration Act (Direction No. 13 of the Inspector General of Registration, a statute which came into effect when Myanmar was under British rule).
Under Direction 13, trademarks can be registered at the Yangon Registration Office of the Settlement and Land Records Department (SLRD).

This Law was enacted as India Act No. 16 of 1908 and seemed to be enforceable from the date of 1st January 1909.
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Registration Act No. 16 of 1908 Registration Act No. 16 of 1908, Complete document (pdf) [151 KB]

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