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Legal Protection of Industrial Design
- Industrial Design as one of Intellectual Property Rights legal systems play an important role in the trading of consumer goods or products. Industrial design is an Intellectual Property (IP) tools that contribute to a branding strategy and therefore need an industrial and legal protection. The protection conferred by the design law is necessary for industries to use the design and gain the market share by protecting new designed products or goods for a certain period of time. As applied in most countries, in order to be eligible for protection, the design should come into the register nationally or internationally. As the procedures applied for the design registration are different between countries, harmonization on the procedure will be necessary to provide a greater assurance in the protection of industrial design in the era of market globalization. As a member of World Intellectual Property Organization, Myanmar need to recognize and respect the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights according to the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Co-operation and also obliged to enhance ASEAN cooperation in intellectual property protection. Thus, Myanmar should enact specified law and regulation relating to the protection of Industrial Designs.
Pyone Mon Aye