Q&A: Trademark application in Cambodia

Q&A: Trademark application in Cambodia
March 27 14:08 2015 Print This Article

Q: Regarding the captioned matter, we would ask you as follows:

We are Hongkong company who plan to file a trademark application in Cambodia in future, and would ask you you to make an estimate of the following:

1)  Trademark availability search fee
2)  Trade Mark application filing fee (includes official fee and
attorney’s fee separately) which is the case where the number of
classes and/or designated goods or services is one, two, three, and four
or more.
3)  Fees relating to registration (includes official fee and
attorney’s fee separately) which is the case where the number of
designated goods is one, two, three, and four or more.
4)  Procedure fee against objection (for example filing amendment
and/or argument).

We would appreciate receiving your reply to the above at your
earliest convenience.

A: Thank you very much for your request regarding the subject matter. Regarding your enquiries concerning the subject matter, we would like to advise you on the procedure and our fee schedule in relation to the trademark registration proceeding in Cambodia as follows:

 1.FEE FOR REGISTERING TRADEMARK IN CAMBODIA

In Cambodia, single-class applications is applicable. Below is the breakdown of charges for trademark search, trademark filing to registration of in the jurisdction for your consideration:

Country

Description

Official fee

(USD)

Attorney’s fee (USD)

 

 

 

Cambodia

Trademark search per class

 

100.00

80.00

Trademark filing to registration

220

150

Recording amendment of name/address

100

80

Response to office action

Case by case but at least $250

Notes: The above-quoted include filing, publication, prosecution and registration fees but do not include 5% VAT, bank charge (USD30 per jurisdiction) and actual communication cost (estimated 50USD per jurisdiction). In case of any office action or any possible opposition which may occur during the application prosecution, an additional charge would be incurred, upon the client’s approval.

2.PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE

In Cambodia, the duration for a trademark application from mature to proceed to registration is round 6-9 months from the filing date, involving these stages (1) examination as to formality, (2) examination as to substance and publication on the official Gazette and (3) issuance of registration certificate for the registered mark.

Kindly be noted that the term for registration process may takes longer in practice due to the workload of the TM Office of Cambodia.

 3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION 

–       Name and address of the the Applicant;

–       List of Goods/Services;

–       Specimen of the applied mark (in soft copy);

–       An original notarized Power of Attorney (POA).

Notes:

– For Cambodian applications, the POA must be duly notarized. Please further noted that a scanned/faxed copy of the POA is acceptable upon filing in both countries provided that the original copy is submitted within 01 month from the filing date;

– In Cambodia, class headings and/or general description of designated goods/services are not applicable. The G/S should be correlative to those having code number listed in the Nice classification 10th edition.

We hope the above is of your assistance. Should you have any inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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