Trade Marks

Although Tanzania (mainland) and Zanzibar have joined to form the United Republic of Tanzania, no unified Industrial Property Law has been enacted and registrations must be obtained in each territory.

International Arrangements:

Paris Union, TRIPS.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and SERIES MARKS .

Classification:

The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A separate application is required for each class of goods or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

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

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified English translation.
  • Original Certificate of Registration for endorsement.

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.
  • Original Certificate of Registration for endorsement.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Original Certificate of Registration for endorsement.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee.
  • Declaration and Statement of Case, with verified English translation.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation. 

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