Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol), TRIPS.
Zimbabwe deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol on 11 December 2014. 

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, CERTIFICATION MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS, DEFENSIVE 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.
  • Twelve prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • No documents required.

C. Assignments/Mergers

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

D. Change of Name

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

E. Change of Address

  • No documents required.

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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