Tanzania

classification
CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — single class application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
7 years from filing date and renewable for periods of 10 years each
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures 

Filing Requirements

  •  Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, simply signed
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title, patentee name and PCT number at the patent office
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, absolute novelty is required
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published after grant within three months from date of notification
opposition
OPPOSITION
90 days from publication in the IP Bulletin issued by the Patent Office
annuities
ANNUITIES
Maintenance fees are payable annually

Filing Requirements

Simply signed POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

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

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