Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent

International Arrangements:

None.

The Trademarks Law, 2016 came into force on 1 August 2017 and replaces The Patents and Trademarks Law, 2011. Under the new Law the UK-based system has been abolished, and there is only provision for independent registration. Under the transitional provisions existing UK-based registrations shall continue to have effect.

Categories of Trade Marks:

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

There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE 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:

  • No documents required

B. Renewals:

  • No documents required

An annual maintenance fee is also payable, for which no documents are required.

C. Assignments/Mergers:

  • No documents required

D. Change of Name:

  • No documents required

E. Change of Address:

  • No documents required

F. Licences/Registered Users:

  • No documents required

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