Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

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

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

  • Power of Attorney incorporating Declaration.*
  • Oath.*
  • Eight prints, even for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Copy of the Certificate of Registration and (if applicable) the last Certificate of Renewal.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.*

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney.*
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.*

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney.*

F. Licences

  • Powers of Attorney from proprietor and licensee.*
  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation.*

*Liberia is now a member of the Hague Convention for the legislation of documents.
Consequently, Powers of Attorney etc, should either be legalised up to a Liberian Consul or with
an Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention.

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