Despite the lack of any specific legislation governing trademarks in Myanmar, it is possible to protect your mark under the current Registration Act by recording a Declaration of Ownership of Trademark with the Office of the Registration of Deeds and publishing a Cautionary Notice of the registered mark in a local newspaper to inform the public of your ownership on the mark and warn against potential passing off or infringement.

Pursuant to the drafted Trademark Law, all existing trademarks recorded under the old declaration system will have to be applied for registration again within three years from the date of enactment of the new Trademark Law.