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TRADEMARK

Opposition Term

No Law

First Renewal Term

No Law

Subsequent Renewal Term

No Law

Registration Term

No Law

  • In Somaliland, the trademark rights are obtained by publishing a cautionary notice. Such publication gives the trademark owner an exclusive right to use the said trademark in Somaliland.
  • The publication of the cautionary notice requires two things, including a clear copy of the representation of the proposed trademark and the name and address of the proprietor of the proposed trademark.
  • Additionally, the trademark owner has the right to preclude third parties from using his or her trademark or any other similar or identical mark.
  • If there is any infringement of the published trademark, the trademark owner can initiate legal proceedings against unauthorized use.

PATENT

  • As of now, Somaliland has no legislation corresponding to the registration of industrial designs. The country's stability has been widely acknowledged; however, it still hasn't received formal recognition from the international communities.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

  • As of now, Somaliland has no legislation corresponding to the registration of industrial designs. The country's stability has been widely acknowledged; however, it still hasn't received formal recognition from the international communities.

COPYRIGHT

  • As of now, Somaliland has no legislation corresponding to copyright protection. The country's stability has been widely acknowledged; however, it still hasn't received formal recognition from the international communities.