FAQ

T1: How long will it take to conduct a trademark search?
1-3 working days

T2: Does your country use the international classification?
Yes

T3: Are there any goods or services for which the mark can not be registered?
No

T4: Does the specification of goods in any class limit the protection to the specified goods, or does it give additional protection to all the goods in the class?
Specification of goods limits the protection to the specified goods, but the class heading could be claimed too.

T5: Can a trademark be registered in the name of more than one applicant ( i.e. joint application) ? If so, what are its requirements?
Yes.

T6: Can an application be filed without its complete documents? If yes, what is the deadline for filing the documents?
No.

T7: Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
No

T8: May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?
No

T9: What is the term of protection of a trademark? From what date is it calculated?
Registration for seven years ( renewable ) as from the filing date.

T10: Is marking compulsory and, if so, how should marking be made?
No

T11: In case a trademark is not renewed in due time, and another company register the same trademark, can the original owner oppose the registration or not?
Yes

T12: If the trademark was filed incorrectly originally, what documentation would be required to amend the official register to show the correct details?
A certified declaration from the owner.

T13: Is use required before registration or for maintaining the registration in force?
Yes, for avoiding cancellation for non-use.

T14: Is use of the trademark on one item sufficient to maintain the protection for all the goods covered by the registration?
Yes, since the class heading could be claimed.

T15: What are the types of use required?
Local use.

T16: Can the assignment of an application be recorded?
No.

T17: Is recording a license agreement compulsory? What are the consequences of non-recordal?
License is not compulsory however it is recommended.

T18: Can recordals such as change of name Yes , address Yes , merger No , assignment No, license Not applicable yet , etc., be made against pending applications?
No.

T19: Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill? With goodwill What monetary consideration is to be mentioned as the value of the assignment?
One Dollar, Dinar …. Ect. Is there any tax based on the value mentioned?

No.

T20: Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
Yes, 3 months as from the publication date.

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