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Trademarks in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is not a member to Madrid, therefore for securing a Trademark in Sri Lanka it is necessary to file  Application locally before the Trademark registry.  Sri Lanka follows the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement (Ninth Edition). Multi class filing system is not allowed in Sri Lanka.

Trademark filing requirements in Sri Lanka:

(i) Trademark
(ii) Full Name, Address, Status and Nationality of the applicant(s)

(iii) International Class
(iv) Description of goods or service for which the mark is to be registered.
(v) The date of use of the Trademark in Sri Lanka (if any)

(vi) Translation/ Transliteration of mark, if in language other than English

(vii) Priority details (if any) including Application no.; country and date of filing, certified copy of priority document to be filed within 3 months

(viii) Duly executed Power of Attorney (executed in presence of two witnesses, notarisation or legalisation not required)
 

Trademark Registration in Sri Lanka

Following stages are encountered while registering a Trademark in Sri Lanka:

  1. Filing of Application
  2. Examination of Application
  3. Issuance of Examination report, if there are any preliminary objections
  4. Reply to examination report
  5. Hearing (if Registrar is not satisfied with response)
  6. Acceptance of Application (if reply is found satisfactory or if Registrar is convinced during hearing)
  7. Publication of Trademark Application in the monthly Trade Marks Journal
  8. Issuance of Registration Certificate, where no opposition is preferred

Term of Registration:

Term of a trademark registration in Sri Lanka is ten (10) years and registration can be successively renewed for a term of ten (10) years thereafter.

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