Trade Marks

Basis for Registration:

Independent

International Arrangements:

Paris Convention

The Trademarks Act, 2012 came into force on 22 June 2012 and replaces the Registration of United Kingdom Trade Marks Act Cap 284 of 1939. Under the new Act 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.

Classification:

The International Classification of goods and services applies.

A single application may cover the same number of classes.

Documents required:

A. New Applications:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation
  • Twelve prints of the mark

B. Renewals:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Ten Prints of the mark

C. Assignments/Mergers:

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed
  • Deed of Assignment

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. Licenses/Registered Users:

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

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