DJIBOUTI

Djibouti trademark registration The “Industrial Property Act 2009” provides Djibouti with the legal foundation for trademark law. Only registration can lead to complete trademark protection. Djibouti has adopted the global “NICE” classification scheme for 45 goods and services.

Requirements

A local agent must submit an application for a trademark in French to the Trademark Office. It is required to have a signed Power of Attorney (POA). A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates. In Djibouti, multiclass applications are accepted.

Procedure

The application will be thoroughly reviewed by the authority. The mark will appear in the Official Gazette for one month if the application passes all exams and satisfies any additional conditions in office activities. The published Djibouti trademark application may be opposed by a third party during this time, which is known as the opposition period. In a simple case, the time between the first application and registration is about 4–8 months.

Duration

Trademark requirements in Djibouti, a trademark is protected for ten years following the date of filing. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

Djibouti trademark registration The “Industrial Property Act 2009” provides Djibouti with the legal foundation for trademark law. Only registration can lead to complete trademark protection. Djibouti has adopted the global “NICE” classification scheme for 45 goods and services.

Requirements

A local agent must submit an application for a trademark in French to the Trademark Office. It is required to have a signed Power of Attorney (POA). A domestic registration is not required for foreign candidates. In Djibouti, multiclass applications are accepted.

Procedure

The application will be thoroughly reviewed by the authority. The mark will appear in the Official Gazette for one month if the application passes all exams and satisfies any additional conditions in office activities. The published Djibouti trademark application may be opposed by a third party during this time, which is known as the opposition period. In a simple case, the time between the first application and registration is about 4–8 months.

Duration

Trademark requirements in Djibouti, a trademark is protected for ten years following the date of filing. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

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