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Trademark Registration in Sri Lanka

A word, a symbol, a device, letters, numerals, a name, a combination, or pattern of colors and patterns of goods or boxes may be registered as a trademark in Sri Lanka. Intellectual Property Act is the legal basis of the Sri Lanka trademark. Sri Lanka is a part of the Paris Convention. Sri Lanka uses the first-to-file basis for trademark protection.

A trademark application filed in Sri Lanka is considered on the absolute and relative platform to decide whether it can be granted protection. The response to the objections must be filed within 2 months from the date of receipt of the examination report with a maximum extension of another 3 months. When the trademark office gets the application, it is sent for translation to the local language and eventually published in the trademarks journal and is open to opposition for 3 months from the date of publication. This opposition period can be extended by another 2 months.

The Sri Lanka trademark works on the NICE Classification and registration of marks classes in 1 – 34 in respect of goods and classes 35 to 45 in respect of services. The registration of the trademark is valid for 10 years from the date of filing or the last renewal of registration and is renewable every 10 years. An application for renewing a trademark registration can be filed at any time throughout the 6 months before the expiration of the registration. Registering of trademarks will help in the protection of your logo, names, words etc.and restricts the case infringement. A multi-class filling system is not allowed in Sri Lanka.

At trademakrcart, we will take care of all the necessary professional preparation of the trademark registration in Sri Lanka, submission of the trademark application in Sri Lanka, and give the trademark certificate to you.

What Can Be Trademarked?

Who Can Apply For Trademarked ?

Any person or business claiming to be owner can apply for a trademark including :

  • Individual

  • Limited Sole Proprietership
  • Partnership

  • Public Limited Company
  • Overseas Company

  • Offshore Company

You should apply for the trademark as an individual. In a case of a proprietor or company, if you close or change the name of the business, your trademark will become invalid. However, in the case of individuals, this problem won’t arise.

Trademark Law in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a part of the Paris convention, hence it is possible to file Trademark Application with fixed priority in Sri Lanka. The Conventional Application must be registered within 6 months of priority date. Sri Lanka is not a part of Madrid. But it matches the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement. Its the 9th Edition and it is expected to file applications in all 45 classes in Sri Lanka. The multi-class filing system is not approved in Sri Lanka. Term of trademark registration in Sri Lanka is 10 years and registration can be successively renewed for 10 years thereafter.

Trademark filing requirements in Sri Lanka

  • Full Name, Address, Status, and Nationality of the candidate

  • International Class

  • Description of goods or services for which the mark is to be registered

  • The date of use of the Trademark in Sri Lanka (if any)

Where a conventional priority is claimed, the conventional priority details involve the application number, the country and date of filing must be provided at the time of filing of conventional trademark application in Sri Lanka. The certified copy of the priority document must be supplied within 3 months of the filing of a conventional design application in Sri Lanka. The Power of Attorney executed in presence of two witnesses must be supplied, notarization or legalization not required. Where the mark is in a language other than English, an English Translation/ Transliteration of the mark must be supplied at the time of filing of Application.

Procedure For Trademark Registration

Steps to register trademark in Sri Lanka

Benefits of Trademark registration in Sri Lanka

A trademark is required in protecting your brand. It allows your customers to identify your goods and services with one brand name. There are many benefits for registering a trademark:

Documents Required

  • Name, Address, and description of the applicant

  • Power of Attorney (i.e.: Letter of Appointment) – The POA is not required to be notarized or legalized.

  • A complete list of goods and services under the Nice classification

  • Electronic specimen of the mark or 6 hard copy specimens (bromides) of the mark. A specimen should not exceed 10 cms x 10 cms in size.

  • If priority is claimed, a verified copy of the convention application

  • Precise derivation of the mark and if the mark is not in English a certified translation

What Is Included In Our Package?

  • Consultation
  • Application Preparation
  • Name search & approval
  • Application Filing
  • Same day Filing
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TM Application Filing + Drafting (Our Fees)$ 699
Total Cost$ 699 + Govt. Fees

Trademark search in Sri Lanka

Trademark Search is created to fit your exact needs, with services ranging from customized searches to dedicated support. With this order form, we give an availability search for associated pending or registered trademarks. The report includes a statement from a lawyer practiced in trademark law about the registrability of a trademark and the risk of a dispute with trademarks already registered.

The trademark search is important, to avoid disputes with previous trademarks. Such disputes can lead to rejection of the trademark application for registration.

We conduct the following search:

– Search for the same and related trademarks in the desired classes among national protection rights in several countries.

– Search for the same and related trademarks in the desired classes under Community and IR trademarks, as far as it is important.

The approved trademarks will be examined and selected by an experienced lawyer specialized in trademark law. Quality assurance is carried out by counter-check by a second lawyer.

We make a search report with a clear and clear conclusion, about whether or not the mark is fit for being registered and whether or not any prior marks have been found that might conflict with the sought-after trademark. All relevant marks will be placed along with detailed information.

You will get the report within a few workdays by e-mail. The e-mail will include a link by which you can place the order of application for registration of the trademark.

Another part is, If we reach the judgment that the trademark cannot be registered because it is descriptive or is not distinctive and is hence not suitable for registration, we will so notify you quite clearly and give details about how to outline the trademark differently.

Search you trademark in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Complete our trademark form.
Step 2
We will generate your Trademark application
Step 3
Final Wrap-Up of your Trademark Order.

Period of validity and renewal

Sri Lanka trademark is valid for 10 years, the renewal application before the expiration of 6 months, unlimited renewals. Can apply for multi-class according to the Nice International Classification the applicant may be registered trademarks of their respective countries to claim priority.

  1. Times showed are estimated figures.
  2. To get the certificate, the process takes about 4.5 years for an application.

But, Registration is valid for 10 years from the date of applying and is renewable thereafter

  1. If the mark is approved, it will be advertised in the Government Gazette for opposition purposes. Provided no opposition is filed, the application will continue to registration.
  2. If the mark is prohibited on objective grounds or by reasons of third party rights, the Registrar will conduct an inquiry and inform the applicant/attorney respectively.



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