Laos

 

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  
Classification International, Nice 8th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years calculated from the registration date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

The exclusive rights of a trade mark owner will lapse if the mark is not used by the owner or a licensee during a period of 5 consecutive years, unless it can be shown that special circumstances prevented such use.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

PCT national phase

Substantive with or without priority claim

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annuities fall due on the 1st and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date, and the for PCT national phase applications, the 1st to 4th annuities are normally payable along with the filing fees upon national phase entry.  
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 5 years from the filing date in Laos, renewable every 5 years up to a maximum of 15 years
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the local filing date