Trade Marks

The Industrial Property Law 2005 allows for the registration of trade marks and has replaced the informal practice of the publication of Cautionary Notices.

International Arrangements:

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol)
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Sao Tome E Principe.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE 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

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  • Fifteen prints of the mark
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified Portuguese translation

B. Renewals

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised with verified Portuguese translation

D. Change of Name

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified Portuguese translation

E. Change of Address

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  • Licence Agreement, with verified Portuguese translation

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