Tonga

 

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 10th Edition
Multi-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 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent Substantive with or without priority claim
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 20 years from the filing date
Annuities Annuities are payable on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the filing date
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration The registration of an industrial design shall be for a period of five years from the filing date of the application for registration. The registration may be renewed for two further consecutive periods of five years through the payment of the prescribed fee 
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.  A period of grace of six months shall be allowed for the late payment of a renewal fee on payment of the prescribed surcharge