On June 26, 2023 the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, issued a Notice of revocation the attachment of notarization for certifying the original power of attorney.

Key Takeaways

The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) has informed that the notarization of attachment that was used to authenticate the initial power of attorney has been revoked as the DIP intends to facilitate and enhance the procedures on the submission of the application and required documents for registration. It also includes the filling of additional documents that are original and no longer requires a notarization for the power of attorney as following details:

  1. Power of Attorney
  2. Deed of Inventorship
  3. Assignment
  4. Licensing
  5. Declaration of Change of Name and/or Address

The representative companies that require for submission of the original power of attorney must apply the regulation or law concerning the power of attorney and must be responsible for the authenticity power of attorney. The DIP will inquire or verify based on a case-by-case basis, if there are any suspicions.


As the new notice of revocation the attachment of notarization for certifying the original power of attorney, has been announced. The original versions of the accompanying documents mentioned above are no longer necessary for notarization.

However, the Applicant required to submit the original of POA to accompanying the registration.

This notice takes effect from June 26, 2023 onwards. We would like to inform you for acknowledgement and compliance. Should you need further information on Laos Intellectual Property law, please drop us a line at IP@ilawasia.com