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Trademark registration fees in Cambodia

In the context of globalized economic integration, the protection of intellectual property rights has become extremely important, not only for countries with strong economies but also for developing countries such as Cambodia. This is not only a matter of rights and interests of enterprises, but also a determinant of competition, sustainable development and even the survival of an enterprise in the business market. For businesses, a trademark is not only a symbol representing a product or service but also an important part of business strategy, helping to build and strengthen the reputation and trust of customers. However, a trademark without legal protection can easily be copied or misused, causing damage not only to the business but also to the consumer. In this context, trademark registration in Cambodia not only brings personal benefits to owners but also contributes to building a healthy, fair and sustainable business environment. To better understand the trademark registration fee in Cambodia, Viet An Law Firm will guide customers in detail about the trademark registration fee in Cambodia through the article below.

Trademark registration in Cambodia

Reasons for trademark registration

Trademark protection is an important and essential element of modern business. Here are some of the main reasons customers need to register for trademark protection, especially trademark registration in Cambodia becomes necessary:

  • Defining and Branding: A trademark is more than just a symbol or name. It is the image, value and reputation of the brand. Trademark protection helps businesses identify and build brands in the minds of customers.
  • Prevention of Copying and Infringement: When a trademark is protected, it is legally recognized and protected from unauthorized use, copying, or misuse by other parties.
  • Creating conditions for a healthy competitive business environment: Trademark protection ensures that businesses cannot take advantage of competitors’ brand names or signs unfairly, thereby creating a healthy and fair competitive business environment.
  • Increase the value of the brand: A protected trademark has a higher value in the eyes of consumers and investors. It demonstrates the quality, reliability and reputation of the product or service.
  • Ownership and Deal Negotiation: Trademark protection provides owners with legal rights to negotiate, transfer, or license trade with other parties, creating business and partnership opportunities.
  • Protection from Legal Risks: Failure to protect a trademark may result in legal disputes, including litigation, loss of ownership, or damage to reputation.
  • Global Expansion and Development: When you want to expand your business internationally, having a protected trademark makes it easier for you to enter and compete on the global stage.

In short, trademark protection is not only the protection of an enterprise’s brand and products but also contributes to building a fair, competitive and sustainable business environment.

Legal basis

  • Trademarks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition Practices Law of January 8, 2002;
  • Decrees and related circulars.

Trademark registration fees in Cambodia

The trademark registration fee in Cambodia is stipulated in Article 110 of the Law on Trademarks, Trade Names and Collective Marks of Cambodia. Accordingly, the trademark registration fee in Cambodia includes the national fee and the service fee of the representative organization.

The national fees for trademark registration in Cambodia are set as follows:

  • For trademarks:
    • US$40 for a product/service group
    • US$80 for two product/service groups
    • US$120 for three product or service groups
    • US$160 for four product/service groups
    • US$200 for five product/service groups
  • For service marks:
    • US$40 for a product/service group
    • US$80 for two product/service groups
    • US$120 for three product or service groups
    • US$160 for four product/service groups
    • US$200 for five product/service groups

Example

For example, if a business files a trademark application for two groups of products/services, the national fee for registering the trademark would be US$80

Note

  • Trademark registration fees in Cambodia may change from time to time. Businesses should update fee information before filing a trademark application.
  • Enterprises can apply for trademark registration directly at the National Office of Intellectual Property of Cambodia or through a representative organization. Applying through a representative organization will save businesses time and effort.

Above is detailed information about trademark registration fees in Cambodia. Enterprises should consider factors such as the number of groups of products/services, service fees of the representative organization to choose the appropriate trademark registration plan.

How to file a trademark application in Cambodia

An applicant can file a trademark application in Cambodia in two ways:

  • Filed directly at the National Office of Intellectual Property of Cambodia

The National Office of Intellectual Property of Cambodia (CIP) is the competent authority to receive and process trademark registration dossiers in Cambodia. The address of CIP is as follows:

127, Street 104, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Filed through a representative organization

Enterprises can apply for trademark registration through representative organizations that are law firms, intellectual property consulting companies,… The representative organization will help enterprises prepare trademark registration dossiers, file applications and monitor the processing of applications.

To apply through a representative organization, enterprises need to provide the representative organization with the following documents:

  • Business information
  • Trademark Information
  • Documents proving trademark ownership (if any)

The representative organization will guide the enterprise to prepare a trademark registration dossier and submit an application in accordance with Cambodian law.

Trademark registration service in Cambodia of Viet An Law Firm

  • Perform the search and notify customers in writing the results of trademark search in Cambodia;
  • Prepare dossiers and directly file and monitor the status of trademark application filings in Cambodia on behalf of trademark owners;
  • Inform, advise and handle deficiencies/refusals of competent State agencies (if any) in the process of monitoring trademark applications in Cambodia;
  • Support monitoring, representing the resolution of objections and feedback with intellectual property representatives to carry out procedures in Cambodia.
  • Receive dispatches, certificates and hand over to customers (if any).

If you want to file a trademark application in Cambodia, please contact Viet An Law Firm for the most effective support.

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