Legal Updates for June 2016

Re-Register Exclusive Distributorship

On 31 May 2016, the Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia (“MOC”) has issued a new Prakas on Procedure for Recording and Filing of Permission Letter to Import Goods Bearing Exclusive Trademarks with the Department of Intellectual Property Rights. According to the Prakas, all previous approval letters issued by MOC before 31 May 2016 on exclusive distributorships which do not provide for a specified validity period, will become null and void from 30 June 2016 onwards. These distribution agreements must be re-registered.