Trademark

Burundi

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark Yes
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark No
Sound Mark No
Scent Mark No
Slogan Mark No
Motion Mark No
Colour Mark No
Shape Mark No
Taste Mark No
Texture Mark No
Position Mark No
Well Known Trademark
No
Nice Classification
Yes, 11th Edition
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Multi Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
N/A
Deadline to File the Reply
N/A
Permissible Extension
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
3-6 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
30 days
Permissible Extension
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Prior to Registration
No
Post Registration
Yes
Prior to Registration
N/A
Post Registration
1 month
Initial Term
10 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Signed
Incorporation Certificate
Copy
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Notarized
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Notarized
Priority Document (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration of Ownership
Notarized
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Notarized
Power of Attorney
Together with the application for registration
Incorporation Certificate
Together with the application for registration
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Together with the application for registration
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Together with the application for registration
Priority Document (with required translation)
Together with the application for registration
Declaration of Ownership
Together with the application for registration
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Together with the application for registration
Power of Attorney
N/A
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
Use Period
5 years
Effective Date for Use Period
Date of Registration

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
30 days
Counter Opposition Period
90 days
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration Yes
Prior Use in the Application Country Yes
Bad Faith Yes
Well - Known No
Others (specify) Yes, Article 288 of the Law N°1/13 of July 28,2009 relating to Industrial Property in Burundi
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
1 year

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 years
Grace Period
Yes, 6 months
Restoration
Yes, 6 months
Change of Agent/Service Address required
No
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
12 months
Power of Attorney
Signed
Registration Certification
Original
Last Renewal Certificate
Original
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Certified

RECORDALS

Change of Agent
Change of Agent/Service Address required Yes
Confirm if recordals are permissible for pending applications. Yes
Approximate time frame for issuance of recordal certificates. 1 month