Registration of trademark in Sao Tome and Principe

The Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe is located on the eponymous archipelago in Central Africa. This small island state is one of the smallest countries in Africa. The main occupation of the population is agricultural production (cocoa, coffee, bananas, etc.), and the country is engaged in oil extraction together with Nigeria since 2001.

The cost of trademark registration in the Sao-Tome and Principe

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Country Comprehensive review Registration service Registration certificate Total
Trademark registration in Sao-Tome and Principe
First class, Word mark OR Logo
228.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
228.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo:
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo
900.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
450.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo
450.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
318.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo1578.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo996.00 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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Sao Tome and Principe is the state party to the Madrid Protocol and the African Intellectual Property Organization (Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle, OAPI), therefore the trademark in Sao Tome and Principe can be registered in three ways:

  • National registration procedure;
  • Regional registration procedure through OAPI;
  • International procedure for registration of trademark.

The most acceptable is the registration of trademark using the regional procedure, as it allows to protect the trademark in all countries that are members of the organization. An application for trademark registration should be submitted to the Central Office of the OAPI.

It passes considerably uncomplicated formal examination. In case of compliance with formal requirements, the application is registered and should be published in the Official Bulletin of the organization. The entire registration procedure according to the regional system starting from submission of the application up to the registration takes 9-12 months.

The following can be registered as trademarks in Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Any graphic images;
  • Sound and color combinations;
  • Various combinations of words and numbers;
  • Various slogans, holograms, etc.

It is necessary to attach the following documents to the application with the request for registering a brand name in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe:

  • Designation, which is subject to registration;
  • List of classes of goods and services to which the products subject to marking by the claimed trademark belong;
  • Word description of the trademark.

Law&Trust International has extensive experience in registration of intellectual property, patents and trademarks in various regions of the world. Contact Law&Trust International, and you will save not only time, but also your money.

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