Monday, December 11, 2017

Registration of Trademark in Laos

REQUISITE INFORMATION

  1. Details of the applicant (full name, address and nationality);
  2. Description of trademark (meaning, colors claimed, translation or transliteration of characters into English if the mark contains foreign characters);
  3. List of goods/services for the trademark and if possible, class(es) of the respective goods/services according to the Nice International Classification;
  4. Details of priority application (country, application number and filing date of the original foreign application from which priority is claimed, if any).

 

REQUISITE DOCUMENTS

  1. Notarized Power of Attorney signed by the applicant (the particular mark(s) should be identified in the Power of Attorney);
  2. 20 trademark specimens (the size of each specimen is not smaller than 50mm x 50mm and not larger than 80mm x 80mm);
  3. Priority documents and English translation thereof (if any).


IMPORTANT NOTES

In accordance with the legal regulations on trademark in Laos, Kenfox provides the following advice for possible reference:

  1. A trademark application can cover only one class;
  2. It usually takes 5-6 months from the filing date to obtain a Trademark Registration Certificate in Laos;
  3. The term of the trademark protection in Laos is 10 years from the filing date. Trademark registration is renewable for unlimited times, each of 10 years;
  4. The trademark owner will be obliged to use the trademark in Laos. Trademark registration may be cancelled on the non-use basis if the registered mark has not been used for 5 consecutive years.

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