Lesotho (LS)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau

Examination Procedure

No substantive examination
Absolute grounds only

Opposition Procedure

If there is a similar mark for goods/services in that class
If after publication there has been an opposition decided in the applicant's favour
Three months starting on the date of publication in the WIPO Gazette (extendable)

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

12 to 18 months from the date of notification by the International Bureau

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

Application to the High court

Last updated on: September 7, 2012