Trademarks: Malawi

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Classification : International Classification; Single-Class Filings.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Certification Marks, Series Marks & Defensive Marks.

What is Not Registrable : Service Marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Time Frame for Registration : 12-18 Months

Registration Term : 7 Years
Renewal Term : 14 Years

Cancellation : Yes – non-use for 5 years following registration makes the mark vulnerable for cancellation.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Prints of the Mark & list of Goods.
  3. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Deed of Assignment.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. Powers of Attorney simply signed from the proprietor and licensee.
  2. Declaration and Statement of Case.
  3. License Agreement. 

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney simply signed.
  2. Certificate of Change of Name and/or Address.

 

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