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June 10, 2015

Asia IP: Darani Vachanavuttivong Comments on Trademark Registration in Laos

Asia IP

In its cover story on “Asia Steps Up in Trademark Enforcement,” Hong Kong-based intellectual property magazine Asia IP  interviewed Darani Vachanavuttivong, co-managing partner and managing director of the intellectual property department at Tilleke & Gibbins, for her views on trademark registration in Laos.

Commenting on the length of time currently required to obtain a trademark registration, Darani said that it now takes more than 18 months for a first office action to be issued. Prior to 2012, it took less than 12 months to obtain a registration. “A trademark owner will encounter a further challenge if his or her mark is rejected for registration, and then the owner files an appeal against the rejection,” she continued.

If you would like to read the full article, please visit the Asia IP website (registration required).