Protection of Utility model in Cambodia

Protection of Utility model in Cambodia
October 21 15:43 2014 Print This Article

SBLAW – an IP international Agent would like to introduce some information about the procedure of filling Utility Model in Cambodia as follows:

1. Criteria for protection of Utility Model as follows:

Under the IP law of Cambodia , an Utility Model will be protected since it meets the following criteria:

–    Novelty
–    Inventive step
–    Industrial applicability

2. Required neccesary Information for filling Utility Model as follows:    a.  Applicant: Name and address.

b.  Inventor(s): Name, address and nationality.

c.  Specification of invention, utility solution

d.  Claims and drawings.

e.  Assignment document (if any).

f.   Certified copy of priority document (if any)

g.  Search results from the Patent Office (recommended).

3.  Required documents

Power of Attorney

4. Validation of Uility Model as follows:

Patent: 20 years counting from the filling date:

Utility Model or Design Application: 15 years counting from filling date

5. Member

Cambodia is member of Paris Convention and PCT

6. Procedure for filling Utility Model as follows:

a.  Patent Filing

b.  Preliminary Exam

c.  Patent Publication: 18 months from the priority date

d.  Formal Examination Request: Before 36 months from the filing date. Must be requested after 60 days from the patent publication date.

e.  90 days to respond office action from the formal examination.


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