Ownership of a mark and exclusivity of use shall be obtained through registration. In order to be the owner of a trademark or exercise the right to oppose its registration or use, the applicant or opponent must have a legitimate interest.

A mark shall be registered for a period of ten (10) years. It may be renewed indefinitely for the same period if it has been used within the five (5) years prior to each expiry for the marketing of a good, the provision of a service or as part of the designation of an activity.