Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent

International Arrangements:

Paris Convention

Categories of Trade Marks:

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

There are no provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS.

Classification:

The old British classification of fifty classes applies, and a separate application is required for each class.

There is provision for filing applications supported by a UK registration. A ‘supported’ application can be multi-class, but the old British classification still applies, and services cannot be covered. 

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed (separate document required for each application)
  • Priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation
  • Ten prints, except for word marks in ordinary type

B. Renewals

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised and legalised by Apostille
  • Statement and Declaration (may be requested if deed of assignment is not sufficiently clear or complete)

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Certificate of Change of Name

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Certificate of Change of Address

F. Licences/Registered Users:

  • Power of Attorney, from the licensee, simply signed
  • Licence Agreement

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