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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods marks and services
  • Certification marks
  • Collective marks
  • Series marks
  • Defensive 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
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

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

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 391 000 km2
  • Population: 12.5 million
  • Capital: Harare
  • Currency:  Zimbabwean Dollar
  • GDP:  $ 4.4 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .zw
  • Languages: English (official language), Shona, Ndebele
  • Exports: Tobacco; gold; chromium; ferro alloys; cotton; platinum
  • Imports:  Machinery and transport equipment; chemicals; fuels; food products

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Banjul Protocol (of ARIPO)
  • Berne Convention
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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