Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

Paris Union

A new Industrial Property Act came into effect on 21 June 2009, and replaces the Trade Mark Law of 1964

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION
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

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration.
  • 12 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified French translation.*

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified French translation. 

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified French translation. *

* To be legalised by a Djibouti consul or with an Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention.

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