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Official Fees:
USD 310.00
Professional Fees:
USD 656.25
Disbursements:
USD 85.32
VAT:
USD 121.28

USD 1,172.85

Trademark Registration

Agent: Hamza Latif

Description

Application for a trademark in one class.

The procedure for registering a trademark in Malawi is as follows:

1. Conduct a search to ensure a trademark is available. 
2. If available, prepare an application to register a trademark together with Power of Attorney, representation of the word mark or device mark. 
3. Formal filing receipt issued within 2 weeks. 
4. Examination process continues, Notice of Acceptance issued within 2 to 3 weeks.
5. File a proof of advertisement, trademark advertised in the Gazette for a period of 2 months.
6. If no opposition raised for a period of 2 months, certificate of registration is issued.

Minimum period from application to certificate of registration: 3 months
Maximum period from application to certificate of registration (no opposition): 4 months

FAQs

How long is a trademark certificate valid for?

10 years from the date of issue