Trademarks Registered Up 30 Percent, More Unique Products Promoted
Ministry of Commerce registered 7,997 local and international trademarks in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 30 percent, and is determined to further promote national trademarks and unique products.
The update was provided in its latest report, stressing that it is further promoting Cambodian products granted with the geographical indications (GI), such as Kampot pepper, Kampong Speu palm sugar and pomelos grown Koh Trong commune of Kratie province, as national trademarks.
The ministry also planned to register other products as national trademarks, such as Nom Banh Chok [traditional Khmer noodle] in Siem Reap province; the silver-copper in Kampong Luong and Koh Chin communes in Kandal province; potteries in Kampong Chhnang province; and steamed balut in Takeo province.
The ministry has recently registered Ambok [flattened rice] uniquely made in Kampong Thom province for the GI.
Other unique products mulled by the ministry for the GI nomination include Khmer silk, organic milled rice in Preah Vihear province, oranges grown in Pursat province, Smach milled rice in Svay Rieng province, durian in Battambang province, and longan and Neang Am milled rice in Pailin province.