Project Description

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IP MOZAMBIQUE NATIONAL LEGISLATION

International Arrangements

Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol), TRIPS


It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Mozambique.

Categories of Trade Marks

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

Classification

The International Classification of goods and services applies.


A separate application is required for each class of goods or services.

Documents required

  1. New Applications

    1. Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Ten prints, except for word marks in ordinary type
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified Portuguese translation
  2. Renewals

    1. Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation; In addition to ten-yearly renewals it is also necessary to file a DIU (Declaration of Intent to Use) every five years. The DIU itself is the only document needed.
  3. Assignments/Mergers

    1. Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised, with verified Portuguese translation
  4. Change of Name

    1. Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Certificate of Change of Name, notarised, with verified Portuguese translation
  5. Change of Address

    1. Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  6. Licences/Registered Users

    1. Powers of Attorney from proprietor and licensee, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Licence Agreement, notarised with verified Portuguese translation