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Trademark Renewal Action in Rwanda – Deadline in 2019

The Patent and Trademark Office of Rwanda has released an announcement stating that existing trademark registrations under Law 31/2009 of October 2009, effective from 14th December 2009 are required to be renewed within the new deadline of 26th of October, 2019.   Before Law 31/2009 of October 2009, there was no provision for the renewal of trademarks and therefore, there are no lapsed trademarks in this jurisdiction up until this date. At this moment, every trademark registered from 1904 up until 2009 is required to be renewed in 2019.

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