Trademark registration in Seychelles

Trademark registration Seychelles - Trademark law in Seychelles is TradeMarks Decree no. 18 of 1977 and Trade Marks regulation of 1978. Seychelles is a party to the following Conventions; the Paris Convention (Industrial Property) (7th November 2002), PCT (Patents) (November 2002), and the WIPO Convention (16th March 2000).

Trademark registration: Requirements

A trademark application has to be filed before the Registrar of Trademarks by a local agent. Also a Power of Attorney authorized by the Trademark agent is required.

Trademark registration: Procedure

Applications are examined by the Registrar of Trademarks as to check registrability and conflict with prior registrations or pending applications. Opposition may be lodged within 2 months following the date of publication in the Official Gazette of the Trade Mark. There is provision for extension of the opposition period.

Trademark registration: Duration

To register a Trademark in Seychelles it takes about 3 to 5 months. A trademark registration is effective for an initial period of seven years and, thereafter, renewable for further periods of fourteen years.


Registration may be cancelled if the trademark was registered without any bona fide intention to use the trademark and there has in fact, been no bona fide use of the trade mark up to the date one month before the date of the application for cancellation. Registration may also be cancelled if there has been no bona fide use of the trademark for a continuous period of 5 years and one month up to the date of application for cancellation. 

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