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  • Law on Inventions, in force since May 13, 1998, amended on March 11, 1999, and December 10, 2014.
  • Implementing Regulations of March 1999.
  • Detailed Regulations of October 1999 under the Regulations of March 1999 for the Implementation of the Law on Inventions, amended in November 2010, and October 201

Trademark registration classification:

Nice Classification


  • Applicant’s name and address
  • Logo, Brand Name, Slogan, Label in software copy (Jpeg, pdf, png, gif format)
  • Specification of goods and services
  • Power of Attorney (no legalization).
  • Priority document, if priority is claimed. 


  • A trademark application has to be filed before the Department of Trademarks and Industrial Designs by a local agent. 
  • The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks.
  • After examination if the trademark application is accepted then, the trademark is published in the Gazette for opposition.
  • Opposition can be filed within 6 months from the publication date. 
  • The processing time from first filing to registration or first office action is approx. 12 months.

 Duration and Renewal: A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application.The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years.


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