Trademark Registration

Trademark registration is important for a business as it gives the owner the right to prevent others from using confusingly similar marks. On the other hand, it also ensures that your trademark is not similar to any other registered trademarks. If you accidentally infringe upon someone else’s name or trademark, you could be sued by the registered trademark owner and may have to pay legal fees and fines as well as give up all profits obtained under the unregistered mark.

The average time frame for the registration approval in Cambodia is 10 months or longer, if no objections or oppositions arise. 

The trademark application in Cambodia has three phases:

  1. Examination – Marks are examined in respect of formalities, classification, clarity, descriptiveness, distinctiveness, deceptiveness, and conflict with an earlier right.

  2. Registration – The mark is granted registration.

  3. Publication – The particulars of the application (mark, the name of the applicant, country of incorporation, application number, and date, etc.) are published online.

The following marks or signs are accepted for registration:

  • Names

  • Words

  • Certain three-dimensional shapes

  • Devices

  • Colours

  • Slogans

  • Collective marks

  • Service marks

The following marks are not accepted for registration:

  • Marks that are against the principles of morality or public order

  • Generic terms

  • Symbol, flag or name of a nation, state, or an international organization

  • Marks that are non-distinctive

  • Marks that function as surnames

  • Marks that function as geographic location names

The first renewal date is computed 10 years from the date when the application was filed.

At LBC, we have the experts who can offer you high level of consultation on Trademark Registration. Stay free of problems. Let us serve you with our utmost pleasure. 

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Trademark Registration