Registration of trademark in Congo

Congo is one of the most developed countries on the African continent, due to which the country often registers foreign trademarks and permits the activity of foreign entrepreneurs in its own territory.

The cost of trademark registration in the Congo

The data is relevant for today 18.09.2019 - 01:40

Country Comprehensive review Registration service Registration certificate Total
Trademark registration in Congo
First class, Word mark OR Logo
415.00
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
103.00
First class, Word mark AND Logo:
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Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo
1212.00
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
275.00
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
No data
First class, Word mark AND Logo
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Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo1627.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo378.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD

PHASES OF WORK

Step 1
Free Consultation *
During the free consultation, our experts will assist you in selecting the most optimal class under the ICGS
Step 2
Preliminary Check
Our lawyers will carry out an expert assessment of the emblem/logo/TM, ensuring it complies with the necessary requirements and the degree of resemblance between your trademark and already registered TM
Step 3
Payment
You can agree with us on the most convenient payment method
Step 6
Obtaining a Certificate
On request, the certificate of registration can be delivered to you via courier service
Step 5
Registration
The registrar reviews the application and attached documents; the procedure can be done without the client necessarily being present
Step 4
Submission of Documents
After completing a power of attorney, our specialists collect and prepare the necessary documents (including statement of use) and submit the application for trademark registration

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Our specialists fully ensure the process of collecting and preparing documentation, which means that the client only needs to wait for the results of the application consideration.

There is no specific regulation in the country to control new and existing trademarks, but Congo is a party to the OAPI registration system, which includes another 15 African French-speaking states.

This expert commission is engaged in verifying applications and searching for similar logos during registration of trademarks.

OAPI is the regional system, and if the counterparty submits application according to this procedure, he can register trademark in all other countries participating in the agreement without additional filing of documents.

In addition to the foregoing method of registration, standard national registration system is also in force, and after undergoing the above procedure trademark will have legal force and possibility of having effect only in the territory of Congo.

The process of registering a brand name in Congo

  • Consulting the counterparty on the details of the jurisdiction of the state, clarifying the needs and capabilities of the client, as well as his company, selecting the procedure for registration, defining the range of documentation that will be required for registration of the trademark.
  • Initial exchange of documentation. The client will need to send a copy of the passport and a power of attorney to represent his interests in state authorities by our lawyer. We send the application form to the client, which needs to be printed, filled out and signed, and then sent back to us.
  • Collection of the package of documents. The list of necessary statements and extracts depends on the applicant's category, the scope of activities of the enterprise, the number of beneficial owners and branches, annual turnover and miscellaneous factors.
  • Preparation of the package of documents, their verification and translation into French.
  • The term of consideration depends on the type of selected registration procedure. The national system is faster than the regional one due to lack of queues. Approximate documentation reconciliation period equals to 1 year.

The grant of permission to the client is also made by our lawyer. After obtaining trademark in Congo, it is necessary to start using the brand.

If the trademark is not applied by the owner within 5 years, it is deprived of legal force.

Our clients on trademark registration

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