Business brief 2014: Myanmar


Khine Khine U

Myanmar is a country with a legal system based on common law. English law is still in use, supplemented by case law that has been built up nationally. However, many changes are now being made, with new laws passed and draft laws queuing up at the Myanmar parliament.

Patents and design

The Burma Patents and Design Act, 1945 has already been revoked; new patent and industrial design laws have been drafted and are waiting for parliament to promulgate them in 2014.

At present in Myanmar, patents and designs can be registered under the Registration Act and they do not have to be examined before registration.

patents; trademark; copyright