Nepal Trademark registration
The law relating to trademarks of Nepal is governed by the Patent, Design and Trademark Act 1965. Trademark protection is obtained by registration. It can also be acquired by sufficient public recognition.
A trademark application has to be filed before the Department of Industry by a local agent. A non- notarised power of attorney is sufficient. Foreign applicants need a domestic agent to register a trademark in Nepal.
The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness and a search for prior trademarks. It takes approximately 5 months from first filing to registration. After examination, the trademark application is published in the monthly official Industrial Property Bulletin for opposition claim. The opposition period is 90 days (3 months) from publication date in the bulletin.
A trademark registration in Nepal is valid for 7 years and starts with registration date. The registration is renewable for periods of 7 years.
NATIONAL REGISTRATION: If you just want to register your Trademark in one country, it is sufficient to apply for a national registration at the local trademark office.
Duly note, if the trademark has not been used within 1 years from issue of the registration certificate or has not been used later for a continuous period of 1 years, it may be subject to cancellation