West Bank
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West Bank Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
West Bank Power of Attorney for Trademarks (for non US)
POA
West Bank Power of Attorney for Trademarks (for US)
POA

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
8th edition – single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds.
OPPOSITION PERIOD
3 months from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 14 years each
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 2 years preceding date of filing for cancellation

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• POA may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
• Priority claim is not possible
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 1 month
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, notarized
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned only with the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• Maybe recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs must be submitted by licensee and licensor