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Tanzania :Main Land

Trademark

Trademarks protected in Tanzania/Main Land

A trademark is defined to mean any visible sign used or proposed to be used upon, in connection with or in relation to goods or services for the purpose of distinguishing, in the course of trade or business, the goods or services of a person from those of another. It can be a word, name, brand, device, heading, label, ticket, signature, letter, number, relief, stamp, seal, etc. or any combination thereof.

Trademarks application requirements in Tanzania/Main Land

The following information and documents are required:

  • Particulars of the applicant
  • Simply signed Power of attorney
  • Electronic specimens of the trade mark
  • list of the goods or services the mark is to be used with

Duration of a trademark registration in Tanzania/Main Land

The registration of a trade or service mark endures for a period of seven years from the date of registration, and thereafter may be renewed for periods of 10 years.

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Zanzibar

Trademark

Protected trademarks in Zanzibar

Any sign capable of being represented graphically that is capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings. A mark may consist of words, designs, letter, colors or combinations of colors, numerals or the shape of goods or their packaging, holograms, sounds, scents, short slogans.

Trademarks application requirements in Zanzibar

The following information and documents are required:

  • Full particulars of the applicant
  • Simply signed Power of attorney
  • Electronic specimens of the trade mark
  • list of the goods or services the mark is to be used with

Duration of a trademark registration in Zanzibar

The registration of a trademark is for a period of 10 years from the filing date of the application for registration. The registration can, upon request, be renewed for consecutive periods of seven years, provided that the registered owner pays the prescribed renewal fee.

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Industrial designs in Zanzibar