A trade or service mark is any symbol or group of symbols that are distinguishable as the goods or services of an individual or company. These symbol/symbols serve to differentiate that from those of other individuals or companies. They can be represented graphically in a special manner (namely by words, characters, numbers, figurative elements, and by the combination of different colours, depicted three-dimensionally, via sounds or by any combination of these elements). A trade or service mark also extends to the shape of a product and/or its packaging.
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Requirements & Timeline
To file a trademark the following information is required:
1 Applicant – Name, nationality, address and commercial nature (commercial, industrial or other).
2 Trademark – Printed or Electronic (JPEG) representation of device.
3 Class/classes – List of goods/services and detailed international classification.
4 Notarised power of attorney (Macau only) – a blank sample should be filed in order to give us permission to represent you before the Macau Economy Services (it is necessary to submit one Power of Attorney per application, original or certified true copy).
5 Priority (if claimed) – priority filing date, number and country, along with a certified copy of the priority application (within the first three months which follow the application).
Timeline: Eight months from receipt of application to registration, provided that there are no deficiencies in the application and no objections are raised by the IPO or by a third party.
Protection in Macau: If granted, the registration will be effective for seven years from the day of issue.
Protection in Singapore: If granted, the registration will be effective for ten years from the day of application.
Renewal: After the term of protection, the trademark needs to be renewed. The following requirements are necessary:
1 Applicant and trademark details.
2 Notarised Power of Attorney – a blank sample should be filed in order to give us permission to represent you before the Macau Economy Services (it is required to submit one Power of Attorney per application, original or certified true copy). – Macau only
Important note: Before agreeing to represent the client, we reserve the right to perform an internal conflict check to ensure that the firm can proceed in the desired manner.