Project Description

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IP DJIBOUTI NATIONAL LEGISLATION

International Arrangements

Paris Union.

A new Industrial Property Act came into effect on 21 June 2009, and replaces the Trade Mark Law of 1964.

Categories of Trade Marks

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION MARKS. There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.

Classification

The International Classification of goods and services applies.


A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required

  1. New Applications

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration
    2. Twelve prints, except for word marks in ordinary type
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation
  2. Renewals

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal – a separate form is required for each registration
  3. Assignments/Mergers

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal
    2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, with verified French translation*
  4. Change of Name

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal
    2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified French translation
  5. Change of Address

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal
  6. Licences/Registered Users

    1. Power of Attorney, signed under corporate seal
    2. Licence Agreement, with verified French translation*

* To be legalised by a Djibouti Consul or with an Apostille in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention.