ZAMBIA: Trade Mark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
  Madrid System

Filing Requirements

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

Priority Documents
(if priority is claimed) Copy of priority application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof; and
an English translation, if necessary

Details of the Applicant
Full names
Physical address
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
Cannot register for services

Details of priority Application, if applicable:
Filing date

Further Information

Classes 1 – 34 of the International Classification are followed, but it is not possible to register a trade mark for services
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class

Time Frames
Informal Search: 4 – 5 business days.
Formal Search: 5 – 10 business days.
From filing up to Registration: 10 – 12 months.
Opposition Period: 2 months from publication.
Duration: 7 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 14 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 for opposition purposes.
If no opposition is filed, the registration certificate will be issued.

Zambia Trademark Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trademark agents in Africa: Our services include trademark applications, maintenance and protection in Zambia. 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.