Rwanda: Trademarks - General Information

  • Filing System:Multi-Class Filing System.
  • Classification of goods/services:11th Edition of Nice Classification.
  • Registrables:trademarks, service marks, collective marks and certification marks.
  • Member of Paris Convention:
  • Claiming priority under Paris Convention:
  • Filing international registration under Madrid Agreement:
  • Filing international registration under Protocol to Madrid Agreement:
  • Time from filing to registration:3 months.
  • Protection (registration) duration:10 years from the filing date.
  • Examination type:formal and substantive examination.
  • Examination time:30 days.
  • Publications:in the Official Gazette after acceptance.
  • Opposition period:60 days.
  • Use:Non-use cancellation may be applied after 3 consecutive years.
  • Renewal duration:10 years.
  • Grace period to renew after expiration:10 months with penalty.
  • Search:official search only.
  • Search for a device:
  • Time for the search:3 days.

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