Trademark - Burundi

Register your Trademark

Register your trademark with Inventa International 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 International 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 International 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


Changes to Burundi's Practice for renewal of Trademarks and Designs

Before the changes resulting from IP Law No. 1/13 of July 28, 2009, trademarks and industrial designs in Burundi were registered for an unlimited period of time. After the promulgation of the current IP Law, the deadlines for trademarks and industrial designs were officially determined, in which trademarks shall be valid for a period of 10 years from the filing date, with the possibility of indefinite renewals for the same period of time and industrial designs shall be valid for 5 years from the filing date, with the possibility of two renewals of five years each. The question was related to what would occur to the trademarks and industrial designs filed under the previous Law, specifically before July 28, 2009, namely if these would continue to be registered for an unlimited period of time. The question was answered by means of the issuance of an official communication by the Burundi’s PTO, where it was determined that all trademarks and industrial designs filed before the promulgation of the current IP Law, i.e., July 28, 2009 would have to be subject of renewal until July 28, 2019. As for designs, this means that from July 28, 2019, such rights shall be valid until 2024 and may be subject to two more renovations of 5 years each, expiring after this deadline.  For further information regarding the current changes to Burundi’s practice for renewal of trademarks and designs, please contact us.

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