ARIPO Trade Mark Registrations

Member States (Banjul Protocol):  Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sao Tome & Principe.

  1. Filing requirements
    1. Full name, street address and description of the applicant (including trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation, if incorporated).
    2. List of goods and/or services.
    3. A simply signed power of attorney.
    4. Clear print of device mark.
    5. If Convention priority is claimed, a certified true copy of priority documents, together with a verified English translation if appropriate.

  2. Classification
    1. The 9th Edition of the International Classification (Nice Agreement) is followed.
    2. Multiclass - YES.

  3. General
    1. Duration: 10 years from date of application and renewable for further periods of 10 years.
    2. Duration if priority claimed: 10 years from priority date and renewable from further periods of 10 years.
    3. Use: Determined on a purely national basis.  In most contracting countries, within five years of registration and thereafter, non-use for a continuous period of five years or longer may render a registration vulnerable to removal by an aggrieved party.
    4. Marking: Not compulsory but highly recommended.
    5. Licenses: Are permitted.
    6. Assignments: Assignment of applications permissible.

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