Yangon February 2
Intellectual Property Association has pledged to assist registration of Myanmar’s Thanakha, traditional facial cream, its chairman said at Geographical Indication seminar.
Thanakha is a famous traditional make-up. Myanmar people have been worn Thanakha paste on their faces to protect sunrays.
Thanakha trees can be found in places across Myanmar including Shwebo in Ayeyawady Region, Monywa and Wuntho in Sagaing Region, Pakokku, Yesagyo, Taungtwingyi, and Myaing in Magway Region, Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region, Hsipaw and Lashio in Shan State, Pyinmana in the central plains, and Toungoo.
The seminar was held in Ayadaw Township on 26 January, mainly focusing on expanding the country’s Thanutkha market into world marketplace and promoting awareness on intellectual property law.
Importance of market research, trademark and logo design that plays a crucial part in expanding the new market, definition and rights of Geographical Indication and Intellectual Property and business-related laws were discussed at the seminar.
Daw Tin Ohnma Tun, deputy chairman of Intellectual Property Association, Secretary Daw Khaing Khaing Oo and member U Thein Aung who serves as an advocate shared their knowledge and experience on IP rights.
“All businesspersons need to make registration of their own trademark at the Township Farmland Management and Statistics Department as there is no Geographical Indication law in the country,” said Daw Khaing Khaing Oo.
Local Thanakha growers and businesspersons attended the seminar.