Botswana 

Trademark - Botswana

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.

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Different ways to protect your trademark in Botswana

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National Filing

Effective protection for local businesses

 

ARIPO - Banjul Protocol

Effective protection in ARIPO covered countries

Countries covered

1

10

Opposition Period

90 days

90 days

Time to register

(how long until a trademark is granted may vary)

1 year

1 year

Substantive Examination

yes

no

Duration

10 years

10 years

Renewable

periods of 10 years

periods of 10 years

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Trademark Registration

Process

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

Botswana

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Available

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

12 days

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

90 days

Use requirement period

3 years

Requirements

  •  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).
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of Assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney from the licensor and licensee, simply signed.
  •  License agreement.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

CIPA’s office in Gaborone closed for relocation

Companies & Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is relocating its office in Gaborone, Botswana, and it will be closed from the 28th September 2018 until 29th October 2018. During this period all CIPA’s services will be unavailable, which will prevent the completion of any procedure requiring its intervention.   The new CIPA’s office will be installed in the following address: Block A, Plot 54358, Prime Plaza Building, New CBD (Former CEDA Building)   While the relocation takes place, minimum services will be ensured by Francistown, Serowe and Maun dependencies.

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