Trademark Registration in Maldives

Trademark Registration in Maldives

There is no specific Trademark Law in the jurisdiction of Maldives. 

  1. a) If Applicant’s Company is Registered in Maldives 

The Maldivian Registered Companies (or a Maldivian national) can apply for Trademark Registration Certificate for a prescribed fee. The documents needed for Trademark Registration are as follows:

  • Trademark registration application form 
  • Softcopy of trademark 
  • Copy of the Business Registration certificate 
  • Registration fee [as prescribed] 
  • Revenue Stamp [as prescribed]

Trademark is usually registered on the same day as the date of application. 

As such, there is no Official Examination, or provision for publication of mark in a Trademark Journal, or Opposition Proceedings in Maldives. 

  1. b) If Applicant’s Company is not Registered in Maldives 

A company not registered for business in the Maldives may obtain limited protection by periodically publishing cautionary notices in the local papers. The cautionary notice serves as a notice on the public that the particular mark belongs to the particular entity. 

There is no provision for trademark renewal in the Maldives. It is advisable to re-publish the cautionary notice in every three years.

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