06
SEP
2018

Myanmar Parliament Approves Copyright Bill

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Myanmar Parliament Approves Copyright Bill

The People’s Parliament of Myanmar approved the Copyright Bill on Wednesday 5 September. This constitutes the second and final parliamentary approval required before the bill is endorsed to the President for signing into law.

Myanmar’s legislative process requires the concurrence of both houses of parliament to approve legislation. The Copyright Bill was first approved by the National Parliament in February. After the approval today, the bill is now expected to be endorsed to the executive in the next few weeks.

The Copyright Bill is one of four intellectual property bills pending parliamentary approval, together with the bills covering trademarks, patents and industrial designs. The three remaining bills are still pending deliberation.

 
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