Myanmar to get aid on content rights

Kyodo

Japan will help Myanmar develop a system to increase intellectual property protection, officials said Thursday.

Under a new agreement, the Japan Patent Office will offer advice and expertise to Myanmar to help it create the necessary laws for enhancing intellectual property protection, the officials said.

Japan will also help establish an intellectual property office and accept trainees from Myanmar.

The cooperation was confirmed during a meeting Thursday in the capital Naypyitaw, attended by Japan Patent Office Commissioner Hiroyuki Fukano and Myanmar Science and Technology Minister Ko Ko Oo.