DRC: Trademark Applications
✓ Paris Convention
✘ Madrid System
Power of Attorney
Scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney
(no notarization or legalization required)
Copy of home application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof;
and a certified French translation
Details of the Applicant
Nationality / country of incorporation.
Details of the Trade Mark(s)
Word mark or logo.
If the trade mark is a logo, please send electronically.
Details of colours claimed, if applicable.
List of goods and/or services
(please note that publication fees are charged on length of the specification of goods/services)
Details of priority Application, if applicable:
The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class
Informal search: 4 – 5 business days
Formal search: 4 – 5 business days
From filing up to registration: 10 – 12 months
Opposition period: no provision for opposition
Duration: 10 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 10 years
The informal search is done in an internal database of published trademarks
The formal search is conducted directly in the official trademarks register
Applications are examined for formal and substantial requirements and conflict with prior registrations or pending applications.
Accepted applications will be published, but no provision is made for opposition
The registration certificate will be issued after publication
Angola Trade Mark Agents
Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trademark agents in Africa: Our services include trademark applications, maintenance and protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The patent and 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.