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Cambodia: Intellectual property rights, patents and utility model certificates

Cambodia: Intellectual property rights

Guidance issued by the Ministry of Industry & Handicraft sets forth procedures relating to intellectual property rights, including the granting of patents and utility model certificates.


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Under these measures, patents expire 20 years after the filing date of the application. Utility model certificates expire seven years after the date of the application’s filing. The patent rules for computer software and pharmaceutical products have been clarified.

Read a December 2019 report [PDF 136 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Cambodia

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