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CUSTOMS RECORDAL IN LAOS

1.  Border control on trademark infringement

(1) Is there a system in which the Customs or the like suspends importation of trademark infringing goods on its own initiative or based on a claim filed by the IPR holder?

=> There is no the written procedure or system in the customs suspends importation of trademark infringing goods at the moment.

However, according to the Law on Custom No. 05/NSA, at Vientiane Capital, dated 20 May 2005, Article 15. Goods, items that be prohibited.

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Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights (IPR) in LAOS PDR

1.  INTRODUCTION TO IPR ENFORCEMENT IN LAO PDR

The only intellectual property law in force in the Lao PDR at the moment is a Prime Minister’s Decree on Trademarks No 06/PM (1995) and a Prime Minister’s Decree on Patent, Petty Patent and Industrial Designs No 01/PM (2002). Lao PDR legislation gives the holder of an intellectual property right the possibility of recourse to either the civil court or the penal court for an order to cease the infringements of his rights. Abuse of these procedures is subject to penalties under the Civil Procedure Law, the Penal Law and the Penal Procedure Law of Lao PDR.

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Copyright protection in Laos

{tab=I. REQUIRED INFORMATION} 1. Name and surname of the applicant Nationality:……………………………………………….. Address:……………………………………………….. Telephone:……………………………………………….. Fax:……………………………………………….. 2. Name and family name of the author or pseudonym Nationality:……………………………………………….. Address:……………………………………………….. Tel:……………………………………………….. Fax:……………………………………………….. 3. Name and family name of the co-author or pseudonym Nationality:……………………………………………….. Address:……………………………………………….. Tel:……………………………………………….. Fax:……………………………………………….. Date, month, year when the author died (for ordinary person):……………………………………………….. Date, month, year […]

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Registration of Trademark in Laos

REQUISITE INFORMATION

  1. Details of the applicant (full name, address and nationality);
  2. Description of trademark (meaning, colors claimed, translation or transliteration of characters into English if the mark contains foreign characters);
  3. List of goods/services for the trademark and if possible, class(es) of the respective goods/services according to the Nice International Classification;
  4. Details of priority application (country, application number and filing date of the original foreign application from which priority is claimed, if any).

 

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Registration of Industrial Design in Laos

REQUISITE INFORMATION

  1. Applicant: full name, address and nationality;
  2. Inventor:   full name, address and nationality;
  3. Title of the claimed design;
  4. Class of the claimed design (if available);
  5. Prioritydata: filing number, date and country (if priority is claimed).
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