Myanmar Update: Extension of deadlines for payment of official fee and re-filing of marks
As per a recent notification, dated May 16, 2023, issued by the Myanmar Intellectual Property Department (MIPD), the deadline for submitting the notarized FORM TM-2 for appointment of the resident agent along with the payment of the official filing fees for marks already re-filed under the first phase of the soft opening period (from October 01, 2020, till March 31, 2023) has been extended by one month, i.e., until June 30, 2023.
Additionally, the MIPD has also extended the deadline for the second phase of the soft opening period for all the Applicants’ who had earlier registered their marks under the old law or used them in Myanmar prior to March 31, 2023, but had not yet re-filed them under the New Law. The Applicants may re-file their mark within six months from the commencement of the Grand-Opening phase, i.e., until October 26, 2023.
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