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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • Certification Marks
  • No provision for Defensive Marks or Series Marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Simply signed Power of Attorney incorporating a French Translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with French translation

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 27 800 km2
  • Population: 9.9 million
  • Capital: Bujumbura
  • Currency:  Burundi Franc
  • GDP: $ 3.4 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .bi
  • Languages: French, Kirundi (official languages), Swahili
  • Exports: Coffee; tea; cotton; hides and skins
  • Imports: Capital goods; petroleum products; foodstuffs; consumer goods

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Paris Convention
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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