Cambodia Trademark Registration Guide

 

Brief

Cambodia has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and a population of over 14 million. Agriculture is the most important sector to its economy, with rice being the principal crop. Other important sectors are construction, textiles and garments and tourism.

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The protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Cambodia is based on the Law Concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition, which is TRIPS-compliant and sets out penalties for IPR violations including jail sentences and fines for counterfeiting registered trade marks. Cambodia IP enforcement system is a coordinated structure of different departments dealing with infringement and IP dispute.

 

Overview of our services in Cambodia:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal

 

IP Authority

Intellectual Property Department, Ministry of Commerce

 

Main Trade Mark Legislation

Law concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition, 2002

Trademarks & Geographical Indications (Food Labels & Products Origins), Regulation, 2000

 

Treaties

Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement

 

Multi-Class Application

Available

 

Series Mark Application

Not Available

 

Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 12 months.

 

Opposition Period

3 months from the publication date.

 

Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney

 

Registrable unconventional trademarks

NA

 

Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.

 

Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years

 

Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.

 

Border Enforcement by Customs Official

Available

 

Notice:
All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.