Refile Your Trademark in Myanmar ASAP to avoid losing seniority right of your trademarks in Myanmar

The new Myanmar trademark law will be implemented in two phases, namely the Soft Opening Phase which runs from 1st Oct 2020 to 31st March 2021 and the Grand Opening Phase which runs from 1st April 2021.


The Soft Opening Phase, trademark owners can re-file all their old trademarks that are already registered in Myanmar under the Declaration of Ownership at Registry of Deeds or used (unregistered marks) in Myanmar market. By refiling their trademark under the new trademark law within the soft opening phase, the existing trademark owners can claim seniority rights of their existing trademarks. A refiled trademark will enjoy protection for 10 years commencing from the first day of grand opening.


After the Grand Opening Phase, Myanmar will be open to all general new trademark applications. The Myanmar trademark office will accept application for new trademark filing and handle all related works for trademark registration. All new trademark filing will enjoy protection for 10 years starting from the actual filing date.

Trusted IP Services since 1999

Pintas has assisted its clients to apply and obtain more than 10,000 patent grants in Southeast Asia countries over the past 20 years.

Regional Presence with local touch in all Southeast Asia Countries

Through local direct presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar and joint venture offices in Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines , Cambodia and Laos, Pintas is able to an integrated and comprehensive IP solutions covering all Southeast Asia countries.

Experienced and Qualified IP Team

Pintas team consists of registered and experienced patent attorneys/ agents qualified to practice in the jurisdictions of Singapore , Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

Are these the problems you face Filing IP Rights in Southeast Asia Countries

• Exhausting procedures;
Filing a Trademark, Patent or other IPs in a Southeast Asian country can be a slow and frustrating experience for those unfamiliar with the local procedures

• Language and culture barriers ;

Countries in Southeast Asia are culturally and linguistically diverse, each country have their own unique language and culture that may result in miscommunications

• Diversities in IP laws and procedures;

Although there are some similarities in the procedures and laws, countries in Southeast Asia have various diversities in order to accommodate to local practices

• Various IP offices;

Dealing with different IP offices in Southeast Asia with varying degrees of IP sophistication requires a comprehensive Southeast Asia IP Strategy

• Cost and time constraints;

Lowering cost of IP protection and accelerating speed of IP approvals are the twin objectives of this Southeast Asia IP Strategy.


We Offer Integrated IP Search and Registration Solution covering
all countries in Southeast Asia.

Our Clients

Your Path To The Perfect IP Protection Plan

Step 1

During the soft launch phase, we will assist you to compile your existing registered Trademark Declaration of Ownerships or evidence of actual use of your trademark in the Myanmar market to assist with refiling of your trademark applications with the Myanmar trademark office.

Step 2

After the Grand Opening, we can help to assist with the search and filing of all your trademark with the Myanmar trademark office.

About Pintas IP Group

At PINTAS IP GROUP we know you are always on the lookout for better, faster and cheaper ways to assist your clients obtaining their patent protection in Southeast Asia countries. The problems are Southeast Asia Countries are not only culturally and linguistically diverse, they are also different when it comes to IP law and procedures. Dealing with different IP offices in Southeast Asia with varying degrees of IP sophistication requires a comprehensive Southeast Asia Patent Strategy. We believe we can add value by offering a customized Patent filing strategy for Southeast Asia countries: combining the best of PPH, ASPEC and Singapore Patent Fast Track programmes to streamline and accelerate your clients’ patent grant in Southeast Asia countries. 

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We understand that lowering the cost of patent protection and accelerating the speed of patent approvals are the twin objectives of this Southeast Asia Patent Strategy. Instead of looking for ten IP firms to cover ten Southeast Asia countries, Pintas offers a seamless integrated one-stop  patent registration solutions in Southeast Asia countries. 


Since it formation in year 1999, Pintas has always committed to offering trusted, responsive and Reliable IP Services at the most reasonable rates. Here’s how it works: Step 1: Based on your US Patent Application, we help you to utilize PPH to obtain grant for your corresponding patent in Singapore. Step 2: Using Singapore Patent Fast Track Programme to speed up Singapore Patent Grant within 6 months from the application date, Step 3; Capitalizing on ASPEC to accelerate grant in Southeast Asia countries. You can call our US Customer Service Office or Schedule a Web Meeting to learn more about our customized Southeast Asia solution.

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