Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Trademark registration moved online

Trademark registration moved online

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Kampot pepper is one of four Cambodian agricultural products that has received designation as a Geographical Indication (GI). Heng Chivoan

Trademark registration moved online

The Ministry of Commerce has suspended in-person requirements for trademark registration and other related procedures, and opened up an online portal tentatively available until April 28.

A team of officials will be available to provide support to all legal representatives of trademark owners and applicants in need of services during the lockdown period in Phnom Penh and Kandal province’s Takhmao town, the ministry said in an April 21 announcement.

It invited those who have opened a trademark management account with the Secretariat of National Committee for Intellectual Property to apply online at efiling.cambodiaip.gov.kh for brand registration.

Public service fees related to trademark registration must be paid through Canadia Bank Plc, Acleda Bank Plc or Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia (FTB) to the Department of Intellectual Property’s account number 1518, the ministry added.

Ministry spokesman Pen Sovicheat told The Post last week that trademark registration offers protection for appellations of origin linked to specific geographical locations and associated qualities, reputations and characteristics, especially those designated as Geographical Indications (GI).

"GI trademark registration is an important tool to encourage the community to produce high-quality GI products by strengthening and expanding production chains, improving systematic quality control, and leading to more exports abroad," he said.

Local and international companies registered 7,997 trademarks with the Ministry of Commerce 2020, up 30 per cent over the previous year, the ministry reported.

Of these, 5,628 were registered via the national system, an increase of 32 per cent over 2019, and 2,669 were filed through the Madrid Protocol, surging by 25 per cent.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hong Kong firm done buying Coke Cambodia

    Swire Coca-Cola Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Swire Pacific Ltd, on November 25 announced that it had completed the acquisition of The Coca-Cola Co’s bottling business in Cambodia, as part of its ambitions to expand into the Southeast Asian market. Swire Coca-Cola affirmed

  • Cambodia's Bokator now officially in World Heritage List

    UNESCO has officially inscribed Cambodia’s “Kun Lbokator”, commonly known as Bokator, on the World Heritage List, according to Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona in her brief report to Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of November 29. Her report, which was

  • NagaWorld union leader arrested at airport after Australia trip

    Chhim Sithar, head of the Labour Rights Supported Union of Khmer Employees at NagaWorld integrated casino resort, was arrested on November 26 at Phnom Penh International Airport and placed in pre-trial detention after returning from a 12-day trip to Australia. Phnom Penh Municipal Court Investigating Judge

  • Sub-Decree approves $30M for mine clearance

    The Cambodian government established the ‘Mine-Free Cambodia 2025 Foundation’, and released an initial budget of $30 million. Based on the progress of the foundation in 2023, 2024 and 2025, more funds will be added from the national budget and other sources. In a sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen

  • Two senior GDP officials defect to CPP

    Two senior officials of the Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) have asked to join the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), after apparently failing to forge a political alliance in the run-up to the 2023 general election. Yang Saing Koma, chairman of the GDP board, and Lek Sothear,

  • Cambodia's poverty cut in half from 2009 to 2019: World Bank report

    A report published by the World Bank on November 28 states that Cambodia’s national poverty rate fell by almost half between 2009 and 2019, but the Covid-19 pandemic recently reversed some of the poverty reduction progress. Cambodia’s poverty rate dropped from 33.8 to 17.8 per cent over the 10