Djibouti

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – multiclass application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal grounds only

OPPOSITION

No provisions

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Not possible for responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Paris Convention, Berne Convention


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address with French translation, notarized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment with sworn French translation, legalized

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registration only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger with sworn French translation, legalized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement with sworn French translation, legalized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Not Possible

EXAMINATION

As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability

PUBLICATION

No Provisions

OPPOSITION

No Provisions

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable on pending applications for consecutive periods of 5 years. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the filing date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address with French translation, notarized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment with sworn French translation, legalized

What you need to know

  • Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
  • May be recorded for registration only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger with sworn French translation, legalized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement with sworn French translation, legalized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for registrations only

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

5 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, simply signed
  • 3 copies of representations of the design
  • Description of the design
  • Official copy of earlier filing, if applicable
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

RENEWAL

What you need to know

  • Allowed for 2 consecutive terms of 5 years each

Saba House, Saïd Freiha Street, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon

P.O. Box 11-9421

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+961 5 45 48 88
+961 5 45 48 44
djibouti@sabaip.com

Office Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.