(must be distinguish from its neighbour Congo (Brazzaville), a member state of OAPI).

International Arrangements : Paris Union, TRIPS

 

Categories of Trade Marks: There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS and COLLECTIVE MARKS. There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.

Classification: The International Classification of goods and services applies. A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

 

Documents required :

A-   New Applications

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed – a separate set of forms is required for each application
  2. Ten prints, even for word marks in ordinary type
  3. Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation

B-   Renewals

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed – a separate set of forms is required for each registration
  2. Photocopy of the Certificate of registration*

C-   Assignments/Mergers

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed
  2. Photocopy of the Certificate of registration*
  3. 3a.  In the case of an assignment: “Acte de Cession de Marque” in duplicate, notarised
  4. 3b.  In the case of a merger: Certificate of Merger, with verified French translation and

“Demande de Transmission de Marque” in duplicate, simply signed

D-   Change of Name

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed
  2. Certificate of Change of Name, with verified French translation
  3. Photocopy of the Certificate of registration*

E-    Change of Address

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed
  2. Certificate of Change of Address/Declaration signed before a Notary Public, with verified

French translation

  1. Photocopy of the Certificate of registration*

F-    Licences/Registered Users

  1. Power of Attorney in duplicate, simply signed, from the licensee
  2. Licence Agreement, with verified French translation

 

* An original Certificate of Registration can be provided for endorsement purposes, if required.