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Kingdom to strengthen intellectual property culture with new EPO pact

Cambodia and the European Patent Office last week bolstered ties with the signing of a new cooperation agreement to increase awareness of patents and intellectual property in the Kingdom. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50657881/kingdom-to-strengthen-intellectual-property-culture-with-new-epo-pact/

Online trademarks go live

The Ministry of Commerce is urging local and foreign businesses to register their trademarks in Cambodia via a new online system.Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said the system will serve both the public and private sector and make it easier for organisations to protect their intellectual ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38781/online-trademarks-go-live/

Police tout success against economic crimes

Economic crime police last year helped arrest nearly 70 people in more than 300 cases, mostly involving intellectual property violations, counterfeiting and chemical production. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37823/police-tout-success-against-economic-crimes/

PM wants more Khmer-style art

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday urged Cambodian artists to include elements of national identity in their work to ensure they are not threatened with intellectual property rights lawsuits from international artists. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36127/pm-wants-more-khmer-style-art/

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/pirated-software-may-threaten-garment-firms-28459/

Too few businesses registered

A majority of small and medium enterprises in Cambodia were not registered, despite the advantages it offered to businesses, participants at a workshop on business registration procedure, intellectual property and business etiquette for women heard yesterday. Referring to 2011 statistics, Chan Sorey, vice-minister of the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659433/Business/too-few-businesses-registered.html

Awareness training on fake goods for officials

Cambodia lacks the resources for implementing intellectual property rights, while relevant officers lack skills to monitor the import of counterfeit products, according to an official. Var Roth San, Head of the Secretariat of National Committee for Intellectual Property Rights (NCIPR) and Director of  the Department of  ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259266/Business/officials-trained-on-fake-goods.html

IP rights discussed for Angkor

The ancient works of Cambodia’s King Suryavarman II could become a protected intellectual trademark if the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) finalizes a treaty recognizing cultural heritage, the organisation’s head said yesterday. Angkor Wat, a 12th century temple complex and the Kingdom’s No 1 tourist destination, became an area of contention ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082958339/Business/ip-rights-discussed-for-angkor-wat.html

Cambodia to enhance laws on intellectual property

Francis Gurry, director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), on Monday pledged to continue helping Cambodia in formalizing and strengthening laws on intellectual property Meanwhile, Hun Sen highly appreciated the WIPO for its assisting Cambodia in the sector, saying that since Cambodia became a member ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/729325.shtml

Cambodia to Miss 2013 Copyright Deadline

Cambodia will not meet the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) deadline to enforce copyright laws by 2013 and will likely ask for an extension, an official at the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday. The deadline was already extended once by the WTO in 2005 after it ...

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