Somalia

 

TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice accepted
Single class
Goods and services can be registered, notwithstanding the absence of a legal basis for the protection of service marks under the 1955 Law
Priority Not a Paris Convention signatory so priority cannot be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter. 
Use provisions

Applications can be filed on the basis of use or intent to use

PATENT INFORMATION  
 

The Registry in Somalia was closed for many years as a result of the civil war and overthrow of the Government, followed by the consequential disruption to the country’s infrastructure.

 

In the absence of a formal registration system in Somalia, proprietors of patents and designs may rely on publication of cautionary notices as a means of giving notice to third parties of the proprietorship, and warn against the unauthorised use of these by third parties.

 

Lysaght is able to facilitate the publication of cautionary notices in Somalia, and to ensure reach to a wider audience, the notice is published in the local language (Somali) in a print newspaper (the Mogadishu Times). In addition to the printed version, the notice will be published in English in an online newspaper.

 

DESIGN INFORMATION  
 

The Registry in Somalia was closed for many years as a result of the civil war and overthrow of the Government, followed by the consequential disruption to the country’s infrastructure.

 

In the absence of a formal registration system in Somalia, proprietors of patents and designs may rely on publication of cautionary notices as a means of giving notice to third parties of the proprietorship, and warn against the unauthorised use of these by third parties.

 

Lysaght is able to facilitate the publication of cautionary notices in Somalia, and to ensure reach to a wider audience, the notice is published in the local language (Somali) in a print newspaper (the Mogadishu Times). In addition to the printed version, the notice will be published in English in an online newspaper.