Sri Lanka


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Classification International, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

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 are payable only after the grant of a patent. The first annuity becomes payable for the third year from grant but should be paid 12 months ahead of the due date.  Subsequent annuities are payable annually thereafter, on or before the specific due date, until the end of the 20 year term of the patent although, if the Patentee wishes, the whole or any portion of the aggregate of the prescribed annual fees may be paid in advance.


A non-extendable grace period of 6 months is allowed for late payment of any annuities, on payment of the prescribed surcharge of the fee due.

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration An industrial design expires on the completion of 5 years from the date of receipt of the application for registration, but this period is renewable for two further consecutive periods of 5 years each.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the date of receipt of the application for a registered design