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In this country, there is a final publication/certificate fee when your mark is accepted to registration or publication. We will inform you when the payment can be submitted.

This fee is obligatory in order to complete the registration process. All legal and official payments are included.

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ARIPO Trademark Office

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), formerly African Regional Industrial Property Organization, is an intergovernmental organization for cooperation among African states in patent and other intellectual property matters. Its 19 member states are mostly English-speaking countries; however, only 10 states are covered by the ARIPO trademark registration (Botswana, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Uganda).

Filing your trademark in ARIPO is the best option to cover these countries. At the same time, it is still possible to file your trademark country by country.

The Trademark Office applies the current version of the Nice Classification, you can find acceptable goods and services in this link. However, in Malawi and Uganda service marks are not approved. 

How To Order

  1. Fill out a simple online form in this link
  2. A Trademark Account Manager will contact you within 24 hours
  3. Prepare the necessary documents 
  4. The trademark will be filed within 5 business day
  5. We will keep you posted on the progress & inform you when the trademark registers

Any questions? Contact us at support@bonamark.com

 

Services

We offer the following services in ARIPO:

  • Trademark Search (wordmark only)
  • Trademark Registration
  • Trademark renewal
  • Trademark oppositions
  • Defenses in case of oppositions or objections/office actions in ARIPO
  • Trademark assignment
  • Change of name/Change of Address

If you are interested in any of these services, please do not hesitate to contact us.


What is required to register a trademark in ARIPO?

You must be represented by a local trademark attorney, our attorney will represent you in this process.

  • 1. Name of the applicant
  • 2. Address of the applicant
  • 3. Description of products/services the applicant commercializes
  • 4. Details of the trademark
  • 5. An original Power of Attorney

What is registrable as a trademark?

  • Words 
  • Letters and numerals 
  • Devices (fancy devices, drawings and symbols).
  • Coloured Marks (words, devices and any combination thereof in colour).
  • Sounds 
  • Olfactory Marks (associated with a certain fragrance).  
  • Invisible Signs (that can be recognised by touch i.e. a sun ray or moon)
  • Three Dimensional Signs (these are marks indicating the shape of goods or their packaging). 

Trademark registration in ARIPO: Procedure

Depends on each state, the general procedure is the following:

1. A formal examination

2. ARIPO notifies the designated states of the trademark

3. The states analyze the trademark and notify ARIPO if they accept the trademark

4. The trademark is published for opposition in the states which accepted the trademark

5. The trademark is registered after the opposition period of 3 months if there is no opposition


Trademark registration: Duration 

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years from date of application. The registration is renewable for periods of 10 years. In most member countries, you must use your trademark after registration. If the trademark is not used within 5 years from registration it may be cancelled.  

 

Free Registered Trademark Search in ARIPO

Available online, you can request a free trademark search online on our website or here:

Trademark Database which contains registered and filed trademarks in ARIPO. However, we recommend ordering a trademark study as this will allow you to check the probability of registration of your trademark in ARIPO, calculated by an experienced attorney.  

Trademark Application Fees

The basic application fee is USD 100 (government fee). A class fee of USD 50 for the first class and USD 10 for each additional class have to be paid per designated state. An official specification fee for each item in the description after the 50th item, per class, of USD 5 will be charged.   
 

Trademark Registration Fees in African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) 

Our fees (April, 2018):
  • Trademark Search in one class: 249 USD
  • Additional class: 69 USD

 

  • Trademark Registration Request in one class: 1249 USD (10 countries)
  • Additional class: 169 USD

 

  • Registration fees in one class: 1249 USD (10 countries)
  • Additional class: 599 USD
Our fees include the official fees and the legal fees.