Trademark - Swaziland

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 Swaziland

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National Filing

Effective protection for local businesses


ARIPO - Banjul Protocol

Effective protection in ARIPO covered countries

Countries covered



Opposition Period

90 days

90 days

Time to register

(how long until a trademark is granted may vary)

12 months

1 year

Substantive Examination




10 years

10 years


periods of 10 years

periods of 10 years

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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

IP Office

Search with legal opinion time frame

12 days

Time until registration

12 months

Opposition Period

90 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).
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Proof of use by way of a statement accompanied by a specimen of the mark as used.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Original or certified deed of assignment.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement, with verified English translation.

Latest news


After 50 years of independece, Swaziland is renamed as eSwatini

With 1.3 million citizens, Swaziland will be renamed as eSwatini. The announcement was made by king Mswati III during the celebrations of the 50 years of independence, who has been in charge of the country since 1982. Part of the population was outraged with this decision, since they believe the king should focus on the country’s weak economy.  eSwatini is the last absolutist monarchy in Africa and in the last few years demonstrators have asked for changes from the actual regime to a democracy. This renaming implies the change of some entities’ names. Additionally, there is a chance that the Constitution might be revised and even amended. The cost of this brand/name change is estimated in approximately 6 million dollars. This calculation was made based on the taxable and non-taxable annual income of the country. For practical reasons and limiting the costs, king Mswati III kept valid all the documents that refer to the former name of the country, including any international agreement or legal contract. The Tourism Commission has already done its rebranding and, like any other tourism commission, this is a crucial step since it’s the way the country presents itself to the rest of the world. The same entity suggests foreigners to refer to the country as eSwatini, and not Swaziland.

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