Sudan

classification
CLASSIFICATION
9th edition – single class application. Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered

SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
8 months from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 5 years from filing

Possible for filing counter oppositions and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

Notarized POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of incorporation with English translation, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
  • Declaration of nationality, simply signed

What you need to know

  • All documents maybe submitted within 1 month from filing date, except for declaration of nationality, which may be submitted within 2 months from end of opposition period
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not available
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form
publications
PUBLICATION
Not available
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions

annuities
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable prior to grant. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the filing date

Filing Requirements

  • 1 set of the specifications in English with Arabic translation of the Abstract
  • 1 set of formal drawings
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized, with English translation
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 50 figures
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • Drawings of the industrial design
  • Copy of the specifications in English, with Arabic translation of the Abstract
  • Certificate of incorporation, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents, except for the copy of the priority document, must be submitted at the time of filing

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status), African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Berne Convention, Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty (Signature), Madrid Agreement (Marks), Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty

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

P.O. Box 11-9421 

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T. +961 5 45 48 88
F. +961 5 45 48 44
E. sudan@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

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