Zambia: trademark registration

There are three types of procedures for filing applications for registration of trademark, as well as two different systems for their consideration in the entire African continent. A lot of local companies use national procedure, and it gives the right to register trademark in only one country in the continent, but imposes low requirements on the applicants.

The cost of trademark registration in the Zambia

The data is relevant for today 22.11.2019 - 01:38

Country Comprehensive review Registration service Registration certificate Total
Trademark registration in Zambia
First class, Word mark OR Logo
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
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
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
First class, Word mark OR Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo
No data
First class, Word mark AND Logo
No data
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo
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First class, Word mark OR Logo1132.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark OR Logo1011.00 USD
First class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD
Additional class, Word mark AND Logo0.00 USD


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
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
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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Trademarks in Zambia for non-residents are more often registered according to regional or international procedure. The first one involves submitting application to the APIRO or OAPI/AOPI commissions.

When verifying entrepreneur, representatives of Zambia pay attention to the following:

  • Package of documents and correctness of its compilation;

  • Type of activity of the company;

  • Material welfare of business or natural person.

Zambia is one of the few countries in Africa that is party to the Madrid Agreement, that is, it is possible to obtain trademark there according to international procedure. Submission of application to WIPO gives the right to establish business in 97 countries at once, including Zambia itself.

It is possible to receive consultation from our lawyers about the type of procedure that will be more beneficial for you. Professionals are aware of the nuances of all jurisdictions, so they will save your time in searching for the relevant one.

Requirements for registering a brand name in Zambia

1. Any trademark shall have graphic presentation. The logo can consist of pictures, letters, figures, symbols, words, surnames or mottos. The main thing is that it does not coincide and does not resemble any of the former or currently existing emblems.
2. Full package of documents should be translated into the legal English language, as it is state language.
3. If the application is submitted in accordance with international procedure, it shall include the list of goods or services which the businessman is going to sell or provide. The entire register should be sorted according to the ICGS10 system.

The specialists of Law&Trust can register any trademarks in Zambia. By applying to us you will save your personal time and finances. Our lawyers conduct full collection of documents, and they are engaged in their verification and translation.

We monitor the terms for considering the application, and they often do not exceed 18 months, but we will inform you about the progress of the process in due course. The experience of our lawyers makes it possible to register trademark as quickly as possible, as well as with confidence in the positive decision of the commission.

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