SEYCHELLES

Registration of trademarks Trademarks Decree No. 18 of 1977 and Trade Marks Regulation of 1978 constitute Seychelles’ trademark laws. The following conventions are to which Seychelles is a party: the WIPO Convention (16th March 2000), the Paris Convention (Industrial Property) (7th November 2002), and the PCT (Patents) (November 2002).

Documents Required

  • Power of attorney notarized.
  • Details on the candidate, such as complete names, residences, and nationality or incorporation nation.
  • Display of the trademark(s) List of goods and/or services.
  • A certified copy of the priority document, if applicable.

Trademark Requirements

A local agent is required to submit a trademark application to the Registrar of Trademarks. Furthermore necessary is a Power of Attorney confirmed by the Trademark agent.

Duration

In the Seychelles, trademark registration takes three to five months. A trademark registration is valid for seven years at first, after which it is renewed for an additional fourteen years.

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