Have you forgotten to renew your trade mark registration in Rwanda? If yes, it is not too late to act. A grace period of ten months ending 13 October 2020 has now been granted to trade mark owners to renew their Rwandese trade mark registration filed on 13 December 2009 and before. This is subject to a surcharge fee of USD 30. Marks that are not renewed will be deemed abandoned.

Remember: all old trade marks in Rwanda were due for renewal at the latest on 14 December 2019. It appears that a lot of trade marks have not been renewed and so the local IP Office decided to allow for this grace period.

In case you want us to take care of a renewal within the grace period we would require:

  1. a notarised power of attorney;
  2. a copy of the certificate of registration.

Contact us for more information.

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