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Sudan: Simplified Formalities
July 12, 2012
The Trademark Office has recently dropped the legalization requirement for powers of attorney submitted in support of trademark applications. The only authentication requirement will be a valid attestation by a Notary Public.
Also, applicants will be required to submit a statutory declaration, simply signed, within 2 months from the end of the opposition period. This declaration is used to affirm that the nationality of the applicant has not changed since the date of filing. It is thus similar to an affidavit.
For further clarification, we list below the statutory requirements for filing a trademark application at the Sudanese Trademark Office along with the revised authentication procedures:
1- Power of Attorney, notarized. A general power may be used for subsequent filings.
2- Certificate of incorporation, with English translation, legalized.
3- Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified.
4- 15 prints of the mark for each application.
5- Declaration of nationality, simply signed.
Documents 1 to 4 may be submitted within 1 month from filing date. Document 5 must be submitted within 2 months from the end of the opposition period.
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