BURUNDI

The steps involved in registering a trademark in Burundi include performing a preliminary search, submitting an application, having the BBIP examine it, and waiting for the publication and possible opposition period.

Filing Trademark

Our Trademark Attorney will investigate whether Burundi allows for the registration of a trademark. The skilled trademark attorney will then file and pursue trademark and service mark applications at the Burundi Trademarks Registry after the trademark has been verified.

The applicant’s name, address, and country of origin;

One copy of the suggested trademark, including word marks in regular font;

A list of products and services;

Classes List; Priority application number; country; and, if applicable, date;

Attorney Power of Attorney (notarized or legally binding necessary). individual POA for every application.

Burundi adheres to the International Classification of Goods; if a trademark is to be registered in more than one class, separate applications must be filed for each class; multiclass applications are not permitted;

 

The trademark application is published as soon as it is filed, and the opposition period begins 30 days after that.

Trademark Renewal

The trademark is registered for the first ten years from the date of filing, and after that, it is perpetually renewed every ten years. Requests for trademark renewals may be made during the six-month grace period following expiration, provided a late renewal cost is paid.

If the trademark is not utilised for longer than three (3) years after registration, cancellation procedures based on lack of use may be taken against the trademark registration.

The steps involved in registering a trademark in Burundi include performing a preliminary search, submitting an application, having the BBIP examine it, and waiting for the publication and possible opposition period.

Filing Trademark

Our Trademark Attorney will investigate whether Burundi allows for the registration of a trademark. The skilled trademark attorney will then file and pursue trademark and service mark applications at the Burundi Trademarks Registry after the trademark has been verified.

The applicant’s name, address, and country of origin;

One copy of the suggested trademark, including word marks in regular font;

A list of products and services;

Classes List; Priority application number; country; and, if applicable, date;

Attorney Power of Attorney (notarized or legally binding necessary). individual POA for every application.

Burundi adheres to the International Classification of Goods; if a trademark is to be registered in more than one class, separate applications must be filed for each class; multiclass applications are not permitted;

 

The trademark application is published as soon as it is filed, and the opposition period begins 30 days after that.

Trademark Renewal

The trademark is registered for the first ten years from the date of filing, and after that, it is perpetually renewed every ten years. Requests for trademark renewals may be made during the six-month grace period following expiration, provided a late renewal cost is paid.

If the trademark is not utilised for longer than three (3) years after registration, cancellation procedures based on lack of use may be taken against the trademark registration.

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