Patent

Cambodia

BASIC FACTS

Patent Protected
Product Patent and Process Patent
Patentable Inventions as per Patent Act
Inventions which satisfy the conditions of novelty, inventive step and capable of industrial application, are subjected to patentability.
Inventions not Patentable
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Non-Convention Application
Yes
Convention Application
Yes
PCT National Phase Application
Yes
Divisional Application
Yes
Patent of Addition
No
Patent of Importation (Patent of Introduction)
No
Others
No
Utility Model Protection is provided under Patent
Yes
Type of Application
Convention Application and Non-Convention Application
Time Period
30 Months (Only for the PCT application filed after December 08, 2016. The application filed before December 08, 2016, the time limit for filing in Cambodia is 12 Months from the priority date.)
Extended Deadline
N/A
Patent of Invention
20 Years
Utility Model Patent
7 Years
Design Patent
N/A
Extension of Foreign Patent
N/A
Exceptions (e.g. Pharmaceutical Patents)
N/A

PROSECUTION

Basic Number of Pages
N/A
Basic Number of Claims
10 Claims
Basic Number of Dependent Claims
N/A
Basic Number of Independent Claims
N/A
Types of Claims
Omnibus
Invention Specification
N/A
Language of Specification
Khmer and English
Translation required
Yes
Due date to file the translation
6 Months
Power of Attorney (In case of individual applicant, copy of passport is required)
Notarized
Deed of Assignment
Notarized
Priority Document, with required translation
Certified
Incorporation Certificate, with required translation
No
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate, with required translation
No
International Search Report (ISR), in case of PCT
Yes
International Preliminary Examination Report (IPEA), in case of PCT
Yes
Declaration of Ownership
No
Declaration of Nationality
No
Copy of Inventor's Passport
No
Other Documents
Deed of Assignment if the applicant in Cambodia is not the same with the inventor (for non-conventional application) or is not the same with the applicant in the priority application
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Pre-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
2 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
2 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
2 Month
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
2 Months
Applicability of Examination
Mandatory
Time of Examination
Post-Publication
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
5 Months
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
5 Months
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Examination
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
Time Frame from the Date of Application
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension to File the Reply
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time Frame for Issuance of Decision
N/A
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
18 Months
Applicability of Publication
Yes
Time Frame of Publication from Date of Acceptance
2 Months

OPPOSITION

Applicability of Opposition
N/A