The 45 classes of the International Classification are followed in Zimbabwe. Multiclass applications are not permitted.
In terms of the Paris Convention, applicants can claim priority from a foreign trade mark application filed within 6 months preceding the Zimbabwe trade mark application.
The costs of filing trade mark applications in Zimbabwe are as follows:
applications: USD 1050 per application
The trade mark application is examined to ensure compliance with all formal requirements and also to ensure that there is no prior conflicting trade mark on the register. The registry will issue an official action if there are further requirements or objections.
Trade marks are filed for a 10-year period and are renewable for further periods of 10 years (calculated from the date of application)
Renewal charges are as follows:
Kindly note that all fees include official charges. These are not in our control and are subject to change.