I. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Laos adopts the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement (8th Edition. Trademark, service mark and collective mark are registrable in Laos, however each trademark application can be applied for one mark in one class of goods/services only. Priority right can be claimed in accordance with the Paris Convention.
Formality and substantive examination shall be conducted for all trademark applications filed in Laos. The substantive examination is conducted to identify any prior registered mark which are identical with or similar to the claimed mark. Certificate of Trademark Registration is usually granted within 6-8 months from the filing date.
Documents required for filing
To file a trademark application in Laos, the following information and documents are required:
Protection term and renewal
The term of protection of trademark in Laos is 10 years from the date of filing (or from the priority date, if any). The registered mark is renewable for unlimited times, each of 10 years.
(i) Original notarized Power of Attorney;
In practice, the time involved for completing of recordal of renewal is about 5-7 months from the filing date in Laos.
III. RECORDAL OF CHANGE OF NAME/ADDRESS
IV. RECORDAL OF ASSIGNMENT
V. RECORDAL OF LICENSE