Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia accedes to int’l patent law treaty

Cambodia accedes to int’l patent law treaty

Cambodia has joined the Patent Cooperation Treaty, but will opt out of its dispute resolution mechanism, according to a document posted yesterday on a Ministry of Commerce website.

A notice signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen last month acknowledges the Kingdom’s accession to the international patent law treaty, but declares that Cambodia “does not consider itself bound to Article 59 of the said treaty”.

Article 59 states that when negotiations fail to resolve a patent dispute between two or more contracting states a disputant can apply to bring the case before the International Court of Justice.

According to the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cambodia’s accession will enter into force on December 8.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

First They Killed My Father author Loung Ung on trusting Angelina Jolie to tell a story for all Cambodians

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all.