26 April 2021

The Royal Government of Cambodia has ordered a lockdown of the Phnom Penh municipal area for two weeks from 15 April 2021. As a result of the lockdown, the Ministry of Commerce, through Notice No. 0869 dated 21 April 2021, has officially announced a temporary cessation of all physical filings for trademark applications, payments, and other related works at the Ministry. Where possible, these tasks shall continue to be carried out online.

Subject to the same notice, the methods for attending to trademark filing are as follows:

  • Trademark Agents may use their registered online account to file an application via the Ministry’s official webpage: efiling.cambodiaip.gov.kh.
  • General applicants (individual or legal entities) may conduct their filing and other tasks via the trademark filing via email: marksreception@gmail.com.

All public fees shall be paid through the following banks: CANADIA Bank, ACLEDA Bank, and Foreign Trade Bank (FTB). Account numbers where the funds are to be transferred to are specified in the notice.

This notice is effective from the date of issue until 28 April 2021 and can be prolonged if the relevant authorities deem it necessary.

For any information relating to Intellectual Property or other legal matters in general, please contact our specialised team, Khieu Mealy or Chhim Leakena of SokSiphana&associates (a member of ZICO Law).

This alert is for general information only and is not a substitute for legal advice.