Trade Marks

The Industrial Property Law 2005 allows for the registration of trade marks and has replaced the informal practice of the publication of Cautionary Notices.

International Arrangements:

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol).
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Sao Tome E Principe.

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

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.
  • 15 prints of the mark.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified Portuguese translation.

B. Renewals

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised with verified Portuguese translation.

D. Change of Name

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified Portuguese translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Copy of power of attorney, simply signed.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified Portuguese translation. 

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