Abide by Patent Law for the sake of creators


The Patent Law, enacted as Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No 7 in 2019, officially came into force on 31 May 2024. This law is designed to safeguard the rights and interests of those who hold patent rights, fostering the development of their innovations.
A patent right is a legal protection granted to all types of creations derived from knowledge and intellectual property. In today’s world, intellectual property rights have become crucial across all sectors due to technological advancements, heightened competition, and the expansion of the market economy.
Among the various types of intellectual property rights, patents have been particularly significant for centuries. Numerous beneficial inventions, such as Edison’s light bulb, cameras, lenses, dynamite, penicillin, computers, and telephones, have all been protected by intellectual property rights. These inventions have significantly enhanced human life. Consequently, innovations and creations that are novel and can be applied in any industry deserve protection under patent law.
However, not all innovations qualify for patent protection. Discoveries, scientific theories, mathematical methods, business practices, rules related to mental activities or games, and innovations that could harm public morality, peace, stability, health, or the environment do not receive protection. Furthermore, innovations prohibited by existing laws concerning the state territory are also excluded.
In our era of rapid technological advancement, disputes over intellectual property rights have become increasingly common. The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is particularly prone to such disputes. For instance, the New York Times’ lawsuit against OpenAI and Microsoft over AI research was a major issue in 2023. This highlights the importance of self-reliance in innovation. Only when individuals rely on their own creations and innovations can they earn recognition and applause.
Human intellectual innovations are the primary source of all creations and advancements. Therefore, it is the responsibility of governments and relevant authorities to grant protection to all innovative products, enabling creators to enjoy the fruits of their labour. As Myanmar pursues economic integration and cooperation with the international community, individuals must adhere to the provisions of the Patent Law. By doing so, their empathy and respect for intellectual property rights will benefit everyone.
When everyone commits to protecting all innovations, it nurtures the creativity of inventors, encouraging them to produce more innovations for the benefit of society. Thus, abiding by patent law not only protects individual rights but also contributes to the collective progress and well-being of the community.

Share this post
Hot News
Hot News
Scholarship to be provided for four Myanmar students in the Republic of Korea
Radiocarbon dating of Hanlin Pyu City at early 3000 BC may be even earlier with further study: Archaeologist says
More than 1400 Myanmar workers to be recruited from Japan
Flooded areas and others warned of heavy rain and strong winds
Licences issued for homestay lodgings in Kalaw, Shan State
Deputy Health Minister leads inspection on diarrhoea disease control in Thakayta, North Okkalapa townships
Deputy PM MoFA Union Minister arrives back in Myanmar after 2nd BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers’ Retreat
Agricultural inputs provided for monsoon paddy growers in Ayeyawady Regoin
Press conference emphasizes joint statement of 23 political parties
MIFER Union Minister arrives back after attending Second High-Level Conference of Forum on Global Action for Shared Development