Trademarks - General Information

  • Filing System: Multi-Class Filing System.
  • Classification of goods / services: 10th Edition of Nice Classification.
  • Registrables: trademarks, service marks, collective marks, 3D marks.
  • Member of Paris Convention: no.
  • Claiming priority under Paris Convention: no.
  • Time from filing to registration: 6 months.
  • Protection (registration) duration: 10 years.
  • Examination type: no examination system.
  • Examination time: no examination system.
  • Publications: in the Official Gazette after acceptance.
  • Opposition period: no opposition system.
  • Time limit to pay publication fees after acceptance: all official fees are paid upon filing the application.
  • Renewal application can be made within: applications for renewal should be filed prior to the expiration date of the registration.
  • Renewal duration: 10 years.
  • Grace period to renew after expiration: Renewal fees can be paid within 6 months after expiry with payment of additional penalty fee.
  • Method of conducting the search: computerized.
  • Search for device: possible.
  • Publication after recordal of the assignment: in the Official Gazette.
  • Publication after recordal of the change: in the Official Gazette.
  • Publication after recordal of the merge: in the Official Gazette.
  • Publication after recordal of the license: in the Official Gazette.
  • Time period of the license: can be decided by parties.