BOTSWANA: Trademark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  PCT
✓  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Trademark protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

botswana
Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney (no notarization or legalization required)

Details of the applicant
Full names
Physical address
Nationality / country of incorporation

Details of the trademark(s)
Word mark or logo
If the trademark is a logo, please send electronically
Details of colours claimed, if applicable

List of goods or services

Details of priority application, if applicable
Number.
Filing date.
Country.

Priority Documents
If applicable: copy of home application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof.

Further Information

Classification
The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class

Timeframes
Search: 5 – 10 business days
From filing up to registration: 18 – 24 months
Opposition period: 2 months from publication
Duration: 10 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 10 years

Procedure
Applications are examined for formal and substantial requirements and conflict with prior registrations or pending applications.
Accepted applications will be published for opposition purposes.
If no opposition is filed, the registration certificate will be issued.

Botswana Trademark Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trademark agents in Africa: Our services include patent applications, maintenance and protection in Botswana. The trademark attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.

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