BOTSWANA: Trademark Applications
✓ Paris Convention
Trademark protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.
Power of Attorney
Scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney (no notarization or legalization required)
Details of the applicant
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
If applicable: copy of home application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof.
The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class
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
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.