Trademark - Burundi

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa and benefit from the following advantages:

Strategic Advice

Our specialists will review the information you provide and advise you on the best strategy to increase your chances of success in obtaining a trademark and protecting your brand.

We prepare the application

We will be in charge of all the procedings related to filing a trademark application based on the chosen strategy.

Trademark Maintenance for 10 years

Inventa keeps a close eye on every event related to your trademark.

Client Area available

We provide you a secure web based client area to manage your Intellectual Property assets.

Trademark Registration


Monitor the process from the preparation for the trademark application to its maintenance phase. Inventa will accompany you every step of the way.


Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim


Multi Class Application


Well-known Trademarks


Body responsible for non-use cancellations


Search with legal opinion time frame

10 days

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

30 days

Use requirement period

3 years


  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Sample of the mark (not required for word marks).
  •  List of goods and/or services.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Certified copy of the priority document, with a verified French translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Simple copy of Certificate of Registration.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Original registration certificate.
  •  Deed of assignment, simply signed, with a verified French translation..
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Original registration certificate.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified French translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Original registration certificate.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.
  •  License agreement, simply signed, with verified French translation.

Remarks: Official search regardless of the number of classes

Latest news


New extension for trademark renewals in Burundi

Before 2009, all Burundi’s trademarks were registered for an indefinite term period. However, following the entry into force of the new IP Law in Burundi, on 28th July 2009, all marks registered before the enactment of the law were set to be renewed by 28 th July 2019. The new law allowed a time extension for renewal of the marks falling under this situation until 28th January 2020 and has established a validity of 10 years for all trademarks. Considering that some applicants failed to meet the deadlines for renewal of the trademarks filed before 28th July 2019, the Burundian Office of Copyright and Neighboring Rights, in a notice dated 27th February 2023 set a new deadline for renewal of these trademarks: 1st January 2025, being possible to pay a late renewal fee to have a grace period of six months. For more information contact us at info@inventa.com

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