Registration of trademark in East Timor

East Timor is an independent state in Asia. The island is characterized by constant influx of tourists, as well as large number of local population. The number of citizens of the state is about one and a half million people, which makes it possible to quickly increase profits from sales or providing services. Among the advantages of registration of trademarks in the country, there are the following:

  1. Considerably small number of local entrepreneurs, which reduces competition and simplifies the creation of unique logo for the new trademark.
  2. Natural persons and corporate clients can register trademarks in East Timor, and the consideration period does not exceed one year due to the lack of long queues.
  3. The official currency of the country is the US dollar, which significantly simplifies conducting financial transactions and allows to avoid converting revenues.

The jurisdiction of the Madrid Agreement does not apply to the state, therefore only national registration procedure for trademark is possible in East Timor. Moreover, East Timor is not one of the republics which has signed the Paris Convention, therefore all the rights of the new brand are regulated exclusively by local legislation. Application for registration of trademark shall be submitted to the local commission for the protection of intellectual property.

The examination procedure includes verifying the uniqueness of the TM logo. The emblem should not be similar to the trademarks that are already registered in the territory of the country. The following additional requirements are imposed on the trademark:

  1. It is not allowed to use names or quotes of famous persons without their documented consent.


    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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    The presence of the details that offend any group of people on the logo is unacceptable.

  3. Application of immoral segments, that is, elements that are rejected by large number of the world's population, is prohibited.

  4. Calls for illegal activities, expressed in graphic interpretation of trademark, will also cause refusal to register.

If the client plans further extending his business to other countries, it is necessary to preliminarily take into account the regulations regarding the layout of the emblem not only of East Timor, but also of other countries where the branches of the enterprise will be established.

Cost of registering a brand name in East Timor

The price of the set of services depends on the type of counterparty and the length of the range of necessary documentation. Our specialists are engaged in collecting and preparing the documents, which guarantees full compliance with all the requirements of the legislation of East Timor. It is possible to obtain detailed consultation regarding the cost by phone on our website. Leave applications in chat or by e-mail, and the specialists will contact you to start cooperation.

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