The Follow-Up Seminar to the Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property (JSIP) (Myanmar) was held on January 19, 2021.
On January 19, 2021 (Tue.), the Follow-Up Seminar to the Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property 2019 was held, organized by the Ministry of Justice of Japan. This seminar was prepared for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on the theme of "Enforcement of Trademark Rights", and it was held in a webinar style connecting Myanmar and Japan via an online conference system. From Myanmar, participants included judges and other officials from the Supreme Court of the Union, the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry, the Ministry of Commerce, the Union Attorney General’s Office of Myanmar, the Myanmar Police Force, the Western Yangon District Court, the Eastern Yangon District Court, and the Myanmar Intellectual Property Proprietors’ Association, and from Japan, a variety of participants from many professions who are interested in the intellectual property system of Myanmar took part in the seminar.
During the seminar, one of the Japanese participants made a presentation on citizens’ awareness of counterfeit products in Myanmar and the importance of controlling such products. Japanese participants explained the Japanese system for trademark rights and its application and exchanged views with participants from Myanmar on each issue. The participants from Myanmar explained the current situation, as well as the systems and practices expected in the future, with a focus on their newly enacted trademark law coming into force. During the seminar, participants from Myanmar and Japan asked many questions and engaged in the lively exchange of opinions.