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Sudan Issues New Regulations to Trademark Agents and Owners

15-Jul-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 8569
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KHARTOUM - The Registrar of Trademarks in Sudan Muna Mohammad Ali has issued Trademark Circular No. 1 for 2012 addressed to trademark agents and owners of trademarks to observe the following conditions for the purpose of organization of work and procedures:

1. If the Registrar of the opinion that the filed application is incomplete, he will request the applicant to complete or correct the application within one month, otherwise the application will be considered abandoned.

2. After expiry of opposition term (maximum 8 months), the applicant must complete registration procedures and issuance of registration certificate within 2 months, otherwise the application will be considered abandoned.

3. Application for renewal of a trademark registration should be filed within six months before expiry of registration term with a grace period of six months after expiry date for late renewal with penalty. The Registrar has allowed six months from July 8, 2012 for renewal of trademarks that have already expired and not renewed on time, otherwise the registrations will be considered lapsed.

4. The Power of Attorney stamped by the corporate seal of the company and notarized by Notary Public will be acceptable without legalization up to the Sudanese Consulate. However, the Extract from the Commercial Register and the Certificate of Incorporation are still required to be legalized up to the Sudanese Consulate.

The Registrar further issued internal circular to the staff of the Trademark Office to receive applications only when the notarized Power of Attorney and the legalized Certificate of Incorporation are submitted along with the application.

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