Trade Marks

International Arrangements:

Paris Union. Madrid Union (Protocol), TRIPS.
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Madagascar.

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

  • Power of Attorney, notarised 
  • Ten prints, even for word marks in ordinary type
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, notarised 

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, notarised 
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised, with verified French translation

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, notarised
  • Certificate of Change of Name, notarised, with verified French translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, notarised

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, notarised from proprietor and licensee
  • Licence Agreement, notarised with verified French translation

 

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