Project Description

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IP SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE NATIONAL LEGISLATION

The Industrial Property Law 2005 allows for the registration of trade marks and has replaced the informal practice of the publication of Cautionary Notices.

International Arrangements

ARIPO, Paris Union, Madrid Union (Protocol)


It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in São Tomé E Príncipe.

Categories of Trade Marks

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE 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 single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required

  1. New Applications

    1. Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Fifteen prints of the mark
    3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified Portuguese translation
  2. Renewals

    1. Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  3. Assignments/Mergers

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

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

    1. Copy of Power of Attorney, notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
    2. Licence Agreement, with verified Portuguese translation