Botswana (BW)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and relative grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Refusal can be based on opposition.
Three months from the date of publication in the National Trademark Journal.

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Two months from the date of notification by the Office.

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Trademarks Tribunal (Registrar's Office)
Appeal the decision of Registrar to the Minister of Trade and Industry
Appeal the decision of the Minister to the High Court of Botswana

Last updated on: May 6, 2014