Trademark

Namibia

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark No
Collective Mark No
Certification Mark Yes
Non Conventional
3 D Mark No
Sound Mark No
Scent Mark No
Slogan Mark No
Motion Mark No
Colour Mark Yes
Shape Mark No
Taste Mark No
Texture Mark No
Position Mark No
Well Known Trademark
No
Nice Classification
Yes, 10th Edition
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Single Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
18 months
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
Yes
Post Registration
Yes
Prior to Registration
1 month
Post Registration
1 - 2 months
Initial Term
10 years
Effective Date From
Date of Registration
Power of Attorney
Signed
Incorporation Certificate
NOT REQUIRED
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
NOT REQUIRED
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
NOT REQUIRED
Priority Document (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration of Ownership
NOT REQUIRED
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
NOT REQUIRED
Power of Attorney
3 months
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
6 MONTHS
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
Power of Attorney
3 months
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
2 months
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 Yes
Bad Faith Yes
Well - Known No
Others (specify) Yes, Passing off
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
1 year

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 years
Grace Period
Yes, 6 months
Restoration
No
Change of Agent/Service Address required
No
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
3 months
Power of Attorney
Signed
Registration Certification
Not Required
Last Renewal Certificate
Not Required
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Not Required

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 year