Summary

The current Intellectual Property Law of Burundi was enacted on July 28, 2009. One of the most significant changes imposed by this law was a fixed duration of ten years from the filing date for trademark registrations, which is renewable for like periods. Under the law in force prior to July 28, 2009, registrations remained in force indefinitely without requiring renewal. The trademark registry of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism had advised that the provisions of the old law still applied to cases filed before July 28, 2009, and that such trademark registrations did not require renewal. Now, however, the registry has announced that all trademarks registered under the old law will have to be renewed. The first renewal date for all such registrations is ten years from the date on which the new law was enacted—that is, July 28, 2019.

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AGIP Building No. 26, Prince Shaker bin Zaid Street, Shmeisani, Amman

P.O. Box: 921100, Amman 11192, Jordan
Telephone: (00 962-6) 5 100 900
Fax: (00 962-6) 5 100 901
Email: africa@agip.com
Contact: Hanan Elayyan (Miss)

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