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Trademarks in Nepal

Nepal is a member of the Paris Convention for the protection of Industrial Property since 2001, therefore it is possible to file conventional Trademark Application in Nepal. The conventional Trademark Application must be filed within 6 months of filing application in conventional country. Nepal follows the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement (Ninth Edition) and it is possible to Register Service marks also in Nepal. The Trademark Application can be filed in all 45 classes in Nepal.

Nepal is not a member to Madrid, therefore for securing a Trademark in Nepal it is necessary to file an Application locally before Nepali Trademark Registry.  Multi class filing system is not allowed in Nepal.

Trademark filing requirements in Nepal:

(i) Application executed in presence of two witnesses (can be submitted later on)

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

(vi) International Class

(v) Description of goods or service for which the mark is to be registered.
(vi) The date of use of the Trademark in Nepal (if any)

(vii) Translation/ Transliteration of mark, if in language other than English (duly notarised)

(viii) Priority details (if any) including Application no.; country and date of filing, certified copy of priority document to be filed within 2 months

(ix) Duly executed Power of Attorney (executed in presence of two witnesses) (can be submitted later on)

Trademark Registration in Nepal

Following stages are encountered while registering a Trademark in Nepal:

  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. Opposition within 90 days of publication
  9. Issuance of Registration Certificate, where no opposition is preferred or after opposition is favourably decided

Term of Trademark Registration:

The term of registration is 7 (seven)  years and can be successively registered for each term of 7 (seven) years thereafter.

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