Trademark

Rwanda

REGISTRATION

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

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
2 months
Counter Opposition Period
2 months
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 Yes
Others (specify) Yes
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
1 year

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 years
Grace Period
Yes, 10 months
Restoration
No
Change of Agent/Service Address required
No
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
2 months
Power of Attorney
Notarized
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