Mozambique: beware of trade mark registration cancellations due to overdue declarations
by Manisha Bugwandeen-Doorasamy and Ferosa-Fae Hassan
Published: September, 2017
Submission: September, 2017
Owners of trade marks in Mozambique should take heed of recent developments in IP rights in the country. While the code governing IP rights in Mozambique does not specifically provide for the cancellation of a trade mark based on non-use, it does require that the proprietor of a registered trade mark file a declaration of intent to use the mark every five years from the date of registation or renewal. This declaration must be filed within the grace period “commencing six months before and ending six months after the expiry of the five year period”.
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