Rwanda 

Trademark - Rwanda

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

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.

Rwanda

Trademark Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Multi Class Application

Available

Well-known Trademarks

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

N/A

Search with legal opinion time frame

12 days

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

30 days

Use requirement period

3 years

Requirements

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

Remarks: All documents are required to contain a verified translation in English.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

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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