Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent and UK

International Arrangements:

New Trade Mark Rules and Forms (S.R.O No. 51 & 52 of 2012) have been introduced to implement the Trademarks Act (cap:15:23) 2002 and are effective from 1 November 2012. The 2002 Act and 2012 Rules cover both independant and national registrations. Existing independent registration shall continue in force for the remainder of their current terms, and the be renewable under the current law.

Categories of Trade Marks:

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

Series and Collective Marks:

There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS.

Classification:

The International Classification of goods and services applies for independent and UK-based registrations

Classification of 50 goods classes applies for independent applications.

A single application may cover any number of classes.

Documents required:

A. New Applications:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

B. Renewals:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

C. Assignments/Mergers:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised.
  • Form of Declaration to Verify Assignment, notarised.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

D. Change of Name:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, notarised.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

E. Change of Address:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certificate of Change of Address, notarised.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

F. Licences/Registered Users:

Independent

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • License Agreement, notarised.

UK-based

  • Power of Attorney (Form No. 2), notarised.
  • Address for Service (Form No. 1), notarised.
  • Certified copy of the corresponding UK registration.

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