1. Filing requirements
Full name, street address and description of the
applicant (including trading style, if any, and
state/country of incorporation, if incorporated).
1.2 List of goods and/or services.
1.3 A simply signed power of attorney.
1.4 6 prints of the mark - alternatively in electronic
The 45 classes of the International Classification
(Nice Agreement) are followed.
2.2 Several classes may be covered in a single
Duration : 10 years from date of application and
renewable for further periods of 10 years.
3.2 Use : Non-use by owner or licensee for a continuous
period of 3 years from filing, may render a mark
vulnerable to expungement upon request by a third
3.3 Marking : Advised.
3.4 Licenses : Permitted.
3.5 Collective marks : Not provided for.
3.6 Assignments : Permitted.
Application : 1st trade mark application/1st class
$691.00; each additional class $81.00; each additional
trade mark application $563.00. *
4.2 Registration : 1st trade mark application/1st
class $325.00; each additional class $205.00;
each additional trade mark application $225.00.
4.3 Assignment: First trade mark $452.00, additional
trade marks filed simultaneously $216.00 each,
preparation of documents $143.00.
4.4 Recordal of change of name: First trade mark
$287.00, additional trade marks filed simultaneously
4.5 Recordal of change of address or change of
address for services: First trade mark $190.00,
additional trade marks filed simultaneously $130.00
4.6 Licences: First trade mark $430.00, additional
trade marks filed simultaneously $187.00 each,
preparation of statement of case $97,00; preparation
of registered user documents $377.00.
4.7 Renewal: 1st registration/1st class $466.00,
each additional class $85.00; each additional
registration renewed simultaneously $343.00.
4.8 Search : From $362.00.
note that the application fee covers the filing
costs and normal prosecution of the application
only. Additional costs could well arise upon examination
of the application which are difficult to estimate
as it would depend on the various requirements
raised by the Registrar i.e. disclaimers, admissions
etc. and advertisment.
Please further note that the above amounts exclude
the following up and obtaining of certificates
pertaining to renewal, assignment, licences, change
of name and change of address.
AND DESIGN REGISTRATIONS
our experience, it is better to file an ARIPO
regional application designating at least Swaziland
rather than a national application direcly in
Swaziland. The main reason for our opinion is
that ARIPO is run by WIPO and, accordingly, operates
much more efficiently than the Swaziland Patent
and Design Offices. Furthermore, the cost of filing
an ARIPO application designating only Swaziland
is about the same as the cost of filing a national
application directly in Swaziland. A further benefit
of the ARIPO route is that it is possible to designate
other ARIPO member countries by paying additional
designation fees at a relatively nominal surcharge.
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