On February 24, 2016, the Office of Cambodia informed WIPO that holders of international registrations designating Cambodia must file declarations of actual use of the mark together with evidence to that effect. The declarations and accompanying fee must be filed directly with the Office of Cambodia:
- within a one-year period, following five years counted from the date on which protection was granted in Cambodia, as indicated in the statement sent by the Office of Cambodia to the International Bureau of WIPO under either Rule 18ter(1) or (2) of the Common Regulations;
- within a one-year period, following five years counted from the date of each renewal of the international registration.
Failure to file the prescribed declaration will result in ex officio declarations by the Office that the mark is no longer protected in Cambodia.