Trademarks and service marks shall be signs suitable for graphic representation used to distinguish the goods or services of a natural person or legal entity in trade.

The distinctive nature of a sign designed to constitute a mark shall be assessed in respect of the designated goods or services.

No natural or manufactured products bearing either on themselves or on their packaging, cases, bundles, envelopes, bands or labels, a mark, name, sign, stamp, label or decorative pattern containing a reproduction of the signs shall be authorized to enter the territory of Djibouti, and may not be accepted under customs regimes or in free zones.