As the ASEAN region prepares to shift from a low-value export economy to a global manufacturing hub with a focus on research and development, applications for trade marks have seen a significant rise. This means the potential for waiting times between trade mark application stages, also known as pendency rates, to increase with the increasing volume. Following our earlier discussion on the increasing digitisation of Trade Mark Office procedures across the region, this time we outline and examine pendency rates in several ASEAN trade mark offices.
- Publication date
- 18 March 2021