We are pleased to announce that the ITMO is now fully operational, i.e. they have started the examination, publishing and issuance of registration certificates. Accordingly, four Trademark Journals were issued on 2 March 2004, Volume Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4.
No grace period is given anymore for the renewal of trademarks, which means that renewal applications must be filed within six months or on expiration date, failing to do so, the mark will be lapse and can be restored within one month after the date of renewal.
Re-constitution of Trademarks Files
The re-constitution of trademark files procedure is still open, according to the current situation, the ITMO has no intention to limit a certain period of time for the trademarks’ proprietors to reconstitute their files.