Tanzania

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

10th edition — single class application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION PERIOD

60 days from publication date

PROTECTION TERM

7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 10 years each

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

ARIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Paris Convention, WIPO Convention, Banjul Protocol


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  •  Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, simply signed, with verified English translation

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • No additional documents are required

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name or address, simply signed, with verified English translation
  • Latest Certificate of Registration for endorsement
  • Copy of latest Certificate of Registration

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, simply signed, with verified English translation
  • Original Certificate of Registration for endorsement
  • Copy of latest Certificate of Registration

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate or Extract from the Commercial Register, notarized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, simply signed, with verified English translation
  • Statutory declaration and statement of case, simply signed, with verified English translation

What you need to know

  • Separate POAs are required from licencor and licensee

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office

EXAMINATION

As to form, absolute novelty is required

PUBLICATION

Applications are published after grant within three months from date of notification

OPPOSITION

90 days from publication in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office

ANNUITIES

Maintenance fees are payable annually

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Specification, claims and abstract in English
  • Formal drawings, if applicable
  • International patent classification
  • Deed of assignment
  • Priority document with verified English translation

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certified copy of the certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, simply signed

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, simply signed

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, simply signed

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements



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
tanzania@sabaip.com

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