Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol).
Lesotho is a common law country and there is no specific national law that recognises its accession to Madrid therefore International registrations have no force or effect in this jurisdiction.

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.


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, simply signed.
  • 10 prints, except for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation.

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.*

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment, with verified English translation.

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified English translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee.
  • Licence Agreement, with verified English translation.

* Not required if we are recorded as address for service.

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