Trade Marks

International Arrangements: 

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol), 
TRIPS. It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Botswana. 

Categories of Trade Marks: 

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE MARKS. 
There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS. 

Classification: 

The International Classification of goods and services applies. A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services. 

Documents required: 

A. New Applications

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  2. 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.

D. Change of Name

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.

E. Change of Address

  1. Power of Attorney, simply signed.

F. Licences/registered renewals

  1. Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee.
  2. Licence Agreement, with verified English translation.

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