It is now six weeks since the coup in Myanmar when the military took control of the country.
Protests against the military junta are continuing and the situation is escalating. Now reprisals from the police and military are becoming more violent. Added to this, citizens are dealing with many other obstacles affecting their daily lives – restricted access to the internet, power cuts, home-working, banking access, not to mention the continuing impact of COVID-19.
At this time, the military coup has no effect on all marks which have been refiled during the IP Department's Soft Opening Period. It is yet not known if the deadline for refiling marks will be extended after 31 March 2021.
IP owners need to ensure instructions are sent in the coming days if the deadlines are to be met. Many factors outside the control of IP firms will likely cause blockages and delays.