Trademark

Democratic Republic of the Congo

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark No
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark Yes
Sound Mark No
Scent Mark No
Slogan Mark Yes
Motion Mark Yes
Colour Mark Yes
Shape Mark Yes
Taste Mark No
Texture Mark Yes
Position Mark Yes
Well Known Trademark
Yes
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
1 month
Deadline to File the Reply
3 months
Permissible Extension
Yes
Period of Permissible Extension
3 months
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
Prior to Registration
No
Post Registration
Yes
Prior to Registration
N/A
Post Registration
normally immediately after registration
Initial Term
10 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Signed
Incorporation Certificate
Copy
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Copy
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Copy
Priority Document (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration of Ownership
Notarized
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Notarized
Power of Attorney
1 month
Incorporation Certificate
1 month
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
3 months
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
3 months
Priority Document (with required translation)
3 months
Declaration of Ownership
3 months
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
3 months
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
1 month
Counter Opposition Period
1 month
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration No
Prior Use in the Application Country No
Bad Faith Yes
Well - Known Yes
Others (specify) No
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
1 month

RENEWALS

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

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. 6-9 months