Trademark

Tonga

REGISTRATION

Conventional
Word Mark Yes
Device Mark Yes
Series Mark No
Collective Mark Yes
Certification Mark No
Non Conventional
3 D Mark Yes
Sound Mark Yes
Scent Mark Yes
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
Old British Classification
No
National Classification
No
Type of Class
Multi-Class
Time of Examination
Pre - Publication
Time Frame for Issuance of Examination Report
2-3 Months
Deadline to File the Reply
3 Months
Permissible Extension
N/A
Period of Permissible Extension
N/A
Time of Examination
N/A
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
No
Prior to Registration
3 Months
Post Registration
N/A
Initial Term
10 Years
Effective Date From
Date of Application
Power of Attorney
Signed
Incorporation Certificate
Not Required
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Certified
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
Not Required
Priority Document (with required translation)
Not Required
Declaration of Ownership
Not Required
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
Not Required
Power of Attorney
Time of Filing
Incorporation Certificate
N/A
Home / Foreign Registration Certificate (with required translation)
Time of Filing
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
N/A
Priority Document (with required translation)
N/A
Declaration of Ownership
N/A
Declaration of Nationality / Residence
N/A
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
N/A
Effective Date for Use Period
N/A

OPPOSITION AND COUNTER REPLY

Opposition Period
3 Months
Counter Opposition Period
3 Weeks
Acceptable Grounds of Opposition
Well - Known Yes
Others (specify) No
Prior Registration with National Trademark Office Yes
Prior International / Global Registration No
Prior Use in the Application Country Yes
Bad Faith Yes
Expected Time for Issuance of Decision
6-9 Months

RENEWALS

Intial Term
10 Years
Subsequent Renewal Term
10 Years
Grace Period
6 Months
Restoration
Yes
Change of Agent/Service Address required
No
Expected Time for Issuance of Renewal Certificate
1 Month
Power of Attorney
Yes
Registration Certification
Yes
Last Renewal Certificate
No
Declaration / Affidavit of USE
No

RECORDALS

Change of Agent
Change of Agent/Service Address required Yes
Confirm if recordals are permissible for pending applications. No
Approximate time frame for issuance of recordal certificates. 6-12 Months