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Laos Notification on List of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition

People’s Democratic Republic

Peace Independence Democracy Unity Prosperity

Ministry of Industry and Commerce           No. 1376/MOIC.DIMEX

Vientiane Capital, 10 October 2006

Notification on List of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition

 –         According to the Decree on the import-export management, No 205/PMO of 11 October 2006 .

–         According to the Regulation on the Import-Export Licensing of Controlled goods, No 106/MOC.FTD dated 25/1/2002.

–         According to Prime Minister Order on import-export facilitation and distribution of goods throughout country No. 24/PMO,dated 24/09/2004..

–         According to the list of goods needed approval from related government agencies.

The Minister of Industry and Commerce issues the notification on the list of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition, as follows:

I. Goods subject to import-export prohibition

 Goods subject to import – export prohibition are dangerous and have a severe effect on national security, peace and public safety in order to protect the social/public order; the standard of living; national cultures and traditions; human, animal and plant life or health; national treasures of artistic, historic or archaeological value; architectural value; and national resource preservation; to comply with the United Nations treaties and national laws and regulations.  The list of goods subject to import-export prohibition includes:

Download: Laos Notification on List of goods subject to import-export control and prohibition


Decree No. 01-PM on Patent & Design in Laos

LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

Peace Independence Democracy Unity Prosperity

PRIME MINISTER                                               No.          O1 / PM

DECREE

ON PATENT, PETTY PATENT AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

Based on the law on the promotion and management of foreign investment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic dated March 14, 1994;

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Laos trademark law

The Prime Minister decrees:

SECTION I                     GENERAL PROVISION’S

Article 1:     This Decree is promulgated to unify the trademark administration throughout the country, to encourage and promote the foreign investment in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Lao. PDR”), to stimulate the internal and external commerce, the production in ensuring the quality of goods, to protect the consumers, and to suppress the fraudulence of goods and illegal commercial practice.

Article 2:     ” Mark ”  means any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of an enterprise.

A mark may be in the form of word, figurative element or combination thereof represented in one or any colours.

” Trademark ” means a sign used to be a mark of goods or services to designate the goods and services belonging to the owner of the created trademark.

Download: Decree No. 06-PM on Trademark in Laos

 


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