Trade Marks - Djibouti

 

International Arrangements
Paris Union

A new Industrial Property Act came into effect on 21 June 2009, and replaces the Trade Mark Law of 1964

Categories of Trade Marks
There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION
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

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration.
  • 12 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation.


Note: Whilst it is not compulsory, it is considered preferable to support an application for registration
with one of the following (in order of preference):
(a) A French registration, including International registrations extending to France.
(b) A “home” registration.
(c) Any other foreign registration.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration.


C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified French translation.


D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified French translation. *


E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.


F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, signed under corporate seal.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified French translation. *


* To be legalised by a Djibouti consul or with an Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention.




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