Trademarks

Applicable Laws for the Registration of Trademarks

  1. The
  2. 1995 Constitution (Right of every person to own property- Article 26)
  3. The Trademarks Act No. 17 of 2010.
  4. The Trademarks Regulations No.58 2012

   

Fees  

Local Applications Search 25,000/=
Application 50,000/=
Registration 100,000/=
Foreignl Applications Search USD 65
Application USD 150
Registration USD 250

Forms

TM1 Form of Authorization of Agent
TM2 Application of Form for Registration
TM6 Notice of Opposition to Application for Registration of A Trademark
TM7 Form of Counterstatement
TM9 Form for Registration
TM10 Fees for Renewal of Registration
TM15 Request to Registrar to register subsequent Proprietor
TM17 Request for Alteration of Trade or Business Address
TM19 Request for correction of Clerical Error or permission to amend application
TM20 Request to enter change of name
TM24 Alteration of a registered mark
TM28 Preliminary Advice as to the distinctiveness or capability of distinguishing, by person proposing to apply for registration of a trademark

Application Procedure

Carry out a search to ascertain whether the trademark you intend to register is available upon payment of a prescribed search fee.

Fill in a trademark application form (TM 2) in duplicate.

Obtain payment registration slips for the application from any URSB assessment   point. (4th & 6th Floor).

Hand in filled and signed application form accompanied with 3 extra copies of the mark or logo representation with original payment slips attached to the IP Front desk on Floor 5. (Foreign applications must have a power of attorney).

Gazette Notice will be issued.

 Take Gazette Notice to be advertised in the Official Government Gazette for 60 days.

If there is no opposition after the expiration of 60 days of the advertisement bring a copy of the gazette publication, fill in TM 9 and pay the requisite fee for a trademark certificate.

Certificate of registration issued.

Carry out a search to ascertain whether the trademark you intend to register is available upon payment

Reuirements Local Applicant Requirements-
> Application form TM2 filled in and signed.
> Payment slips
> 3 copies of the mark or logo representation
Foreign Applicants Requirements-
> Power of Attorney
> Application form TM2 filled in and signed.
> Agent
> Payment slips
> 3 copies of the mark or logo representation