Effective January 1, 2018, the official fees for trademark matters in Cambodia were increased and new fees introduced for international registrations under the Madrid System, which Cambodia joined on June 5, 2015.
While certain fees will more than double, such as the fee for oppositions, the basic fee for filing and registration of a trademark will increase by less than 3 percent. With the establishment of the fees for international registrations, the Department of Intellectual Property Rights will, from January 1, 2018, be able to serve as office of origin under the Madrid System. Fees have been set for processing of international applications, renewal of international registrations, transforming an international to a national application, and replacing a national with an international mark.
The enabling regulation also sets forth estimated timeframes for processing of matters by the Department of Intellectual Property Rights. Although these are merely indicative and non-binding, they do provide a helpful indication for applicants and should, over time, become an expectation of how long a matter may remain pending.
In accordance with the Joint Declaration on Public Service Fees between the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Economy and Finance No. 1217, dated November 27, 2017, the previous two Joint Declarations (No. 985, dated Dec. 28, 2012, and No. 1643, dated Dec. 16, 2014) were abrogated on December 31, 2017.
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