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Maldives

Maldives does not have any specific IP law or Office therefore Intellectual Property Protection (i.e. Patents, Trademarks etc) is there by way of publication of cautionary notice under common laws of  “passing off”, as it amounts to notice to public at large, it puts them under specific knowledge that this IP (Invention, brand or mark) belongs to Someone identified as Proprietor of IP (Patent/Trademark) in said caution notice. Which shall be required if a passing off remedy is to be exercised in a court.

Trademark Protection in Maldives

Maldives does not have any specific IP law or Office therefore Trademarks protection is there by way of publication of cautionary notice. The Publication amounts to notice to public at large that this mark belongs to said proprietor. It also puts onus on any prior user of mark to contact immediately if they are the first user of the mark, if no one contacts it may amount to acquiescence also.

Trademark Search in Maldives:

As there is no specific IP law, no data base is maintained for Trademark published as caution notice. Therefore, no trademark search is possible in Maldives

Publication of Trademark Caution Notice in Maldives

The caution notice should be published in English as well as Dhivehi (regional language). It is possible to publish more than one mark/ class in one single caution notice belonging to same proprietor.

 Information required for Publication of Trademark caution notice in Maldives

  1. Name, address and Nationality of Proprietor of Trademark
  2. Legal status of the Proprietor
  3. Trademark
  4. International class

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