With immediate effect, Zanzibar has adopted the Trade Mark International Classification system (8th Edition of Nice Classification) for goods and services.

Up until now, trade marks in Zanzibar have been classified according to Schedule III - the Pre-1938 U.K. Classification system, and only the registration of goods was possible.

Should you, or your clients, wish to register service marks in Zanzibar, please let us know and we will send you details of the documents required and our charges.

We are attempting to establish the exact date of the coming into force of the new rules that allow International Classification of trade marks in Zanzibar, and also how the authorities wish to treat the re-classification of existing registrations. We believe that a separate application will still be required for each class of goods/services.

For more information, please contact Steve Le Feuvre: steve@lysaght.co.uk