A mark shall be any distinctive mark which makes it possible to recognize or identify various objects or services of any firm. Such a sign shall be new if it has not yet been registered as a mark for the same product or service.

The purpose of the national guarantee mark shall be to certify, on its own and officially, the quality of Congolese merchandise. Special legal or regulatory provisions shall specify, by category of goods, the conditions to which the use of said mark shall be subjected, the monitoring of the goods’ compliance with existing national standards and the related penalties. In any event, the placing of certain trade-able goods on the national market shall require the prior affixing of the national guarantee mark.