Cambodia Trademark Registration Guide



Cambodia has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and a population of over 14 million. Agriculture is the most important sector to its economy, with rice being the principal crop. Other important sectors are construction, textiles and garments and tourism.



The protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Cambodia is based on the Law Concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition, which is TRIPS-compliant and sets out penalties for IPR violations including jail sentences and fines for counterfeiting registered trade marks. Cambodia IP enforcement system is a coordinated structure of different departments dealing with infringement and IP dispute.


Overview of our services in Cambodia:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal


IP Authority

Intellectual Property Department, Ministry of Commerce


Main Trade Mark Legislation

Law concerning Marks, Trade Names and Acts of Unfair Competition, 2002

Trademarks & Geographical Indications (Food Labels & Products Origins), Regulation, 2000



Paris Convention

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application



Series Mark Application

Not Available


Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 12 months.


Opposition Period

3 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks



Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.