Marks are valid for a period of ten years from the filing date and can be renewed for further 10 year periods upon payment of the prescribed fee.




Trademark Applications

A simply signed power of attorney.

The name, address, nationality and occupation of the owner.
The list of the goods covered by the mark and the classes pertaining thereto.
Prints of the mark.
A certified true copy of the priority document (if applicable) with verified English translation.
The member countries in ARIPO are: Botswana, Namibia, Uganda, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania (Tanganyika).

Renewal Requirements

The registration number.
Classification of the mark.
The designated states for which renewal is requested.
Simply signed Power of Attorney unless already registered.

It is possible to assign any registration or application for registration filed with the ARIPO Office in respect of all or any of the selected states and in respect of all or part of the goods or services, with or without the goodwill.

Assignment Requirements

A deed of assignment signed by both parties.
A Power of Attorney signed by assignee not legalized.
Following registration, the assignment is published in the Journal.

Note: It is not possible to conduct searches centrally in ARIPO; therefore, we would recommend that searches are conducted in the national registers of the member countries of interest