Zanzibar

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date, and every 7 years thereafter
There is a 6 month grace period available
Use provisions

A trade mark may be removed from the register if it has not been used in respect of the goods and services for which it is registered for a continuous period of 3 years.  However, such an action can only be brought after the expiry of an initial period of 5 years from the date of filing of the trade mark application 

PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claim
PCT national phase, via designation of United Republic of Tanzania - please contact us for further information in this regard
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration

20 years from the local filing date.   

Annuities

Following the promulgation of the current law, annuities are payable annually commencing on the first anniversary of the filing date of a patent application.  A grace period of six months is provided for the late payment of annuities, along with a surcharge.

For (historic) reregistration applications, and whilst there are no specific guidelines, we presume that the “filing date” from which renewal due dates are calculated is the UK filing date, and not the local filing date.

DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years from the filing date, extensible by a further two periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewals fall due on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date
​There is a 3 month grace period available, along with a surcharge