Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

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

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, CERTIFICATION 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 separate application is required for each class of goods and/or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with a verified Portuguese translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.
  • In addition to 10 yearly renewals it is also necessary to file a DIU (Declaration of Use) every five (5) years.
  • The DIU itself is the only document needed.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised with a verified Portuguese translation.

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, notarised with a verified Portuguese translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorneys from proprietor and licensee, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation.
  • Licence Agreement, notarised with verified Portuguese translation.

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