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Trade Mark Information

Tanganyika (mainland Tanzania) and Zanzibar have joined to form the United Republic of Tanzania. However, a unified Industrial Property Law has not been enacted in this territory and therefore separate applications are required for Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Series 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

Duration: The trade mark is registered 7 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 947 000 km2
  • Population: 41.9 million
  • Capital: Dodoma (largest city Dar es Salaam)
  • Currency: Tanzanian Shilling
  • GDP:  $ 62.2 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .tz
  • Languages: Swahili, English (official languages)
  • Exports: Raw cotton; cashew nuts; gold; coffee
  • Imports:  Industrial raw materials; construction materials; consumer goods; transport equipment; crude oil

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Banjul Protocol (of ARIPO)
  • Berne Convention
  • Nice Agreement on Classification of Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention