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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Certification marks
  • Defensive marks


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. (Namibia is a member of the Paris Convention, but the substantive law has not been amended to allow priority claims. Foreign applicants often claim priority, in case priority rights are recognised)

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

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 824 500 km2
  • Population: 2.2 million
  • Capital: Windhoek
  • Currency: Namibian Dollar
  • GDP:  $ 14.64 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .na
  • Languages: English (official language), Afrikaans, German, Khoekhoe (Nama), Herero, Ovambo
  • Exports:  Diamonds; copper; gold; zinc; lead; uranium; cattle; processed fish; karakul skins
  • Imports:  Foodstuffs; petroleum products and fuel; machinery and equipment; chemicals

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Banjul Protocol (of ARIPO)
  • Berne Convention
  • Hague Agreement on Designs
  • Madrid Agreement on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention