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Myanmar: Intellectual Property Odyssey – Navigating the Copyright Disputes

This article aims to provide information on the latest developments in Myanmar’s intellectual property landscape, specifically about copyright regulations. The Intellectual Property Department (IPD) under the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and the State Administration Council has recently issued a series of directives regarding copyright disputes. In this article, we will cover details on copyright courts, their judicial power in handling criminal and civil suits related to copyright, the application processes, standards of evidence, appeal provisions, and more.

On a related topic, our previous article on 9 November 2023 provided readers with valuable information on the establishment of Copyright Registration Rules and how copyrights work in Myanmar.

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The information provided here is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Legal advice should be obtained from qualified legal counsel for all specific situations.