How soon should a patent application claiming priority be filed in Cambodia?
A patent application claiming priority has to be filed with the Cambodian Patent Office within 1 year from the date of priority.
What is the duration of patent protection offered by a patent filed in Cambodia?
The total duration of patent protection provided by a Cambodian patent is 20 years from the filing date of the corresponding Cambodian application.
What are the patent filing requirements in Cambodia?
Filing the patent specification, claims, abstract as well as patent drawings in Khmer or English is adequate to get a filing date for a Cambodian patent application based on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).
How is a Cambodian patent application examined?
The Cambodian Patent Office performs a formal examination but not a substantive one. While examining the application, the office takes the following points into account:
Results of international searches as well as examination.
Search & examination report on the related foreign application provided by the applicant or a final decision on the refusal to issue the corresponding foreign application.
Results of the search and examination report on request by an external search & examination authority.