Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent

International Arrangements:

Paris Convention

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS.

There are no provisions for the registration of COLLECTIVE, SERIES or DEFENSIVE 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.
  • Priority document (if applicable) with verified French translation.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.

B. Renewals:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • In addition, a notarised Declaration of Use/Non-Use must initially be submitted within the first three months of the sixth year following the issuance of the Certificate of Registration, and thereafter within the first three months of the sixth year following each renewal filing date.

C. Assignments/Mergers:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment, notarised and legalised, with verified French translation.

D. Change of Name:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, notarised and legalised, with verified French translation.

E. Change of Address:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Address, notarised and legalised, with verified French translation.

F. Licenses/Registered Users:

  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, simply signed.
  • License Agreement, notarised and legalised, with verified French translation.

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