Trademark Registration in Cameroon

Protect your business by registering your brands officially with the local trademark office of Cameroon. Once registered, you can enforce your legal rights over the trademark and prevent others from using it in Cameroon.

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Trademark Search in Cameroon

Carry out a pre registration trademark search before the trademark office of Cameroon to determine the chances of registering your trademark in Cameroon before filing the trademark application. Receive an expert's advice!
FromUS$ 130

Trademark Registration in Cameroon

Register your trademark in Cameroon. Use our online form to place your order and have a local attorney file a trademark application in Cameroon. Protecting your trademark starts here!
FromUS$ 1200

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Straightforward hassle free services. We strive to make it easy.

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Expert AgentsAn IP consultant will be assigned to you, through whom you will be able to request all your IP services

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Worldwide ServicesRegardless of the amount of countries you need assistance in, we will be able to cover it. We work in over 180 jurisdictions

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Trademark Prices in Cameroon

Search prices

First class $130 - Each additional class $90

Searches for a trademark’s figurative elements (logo) are not available. The search will only be for the trademark’s verbal elements.

Application prices

First class $1200 - Each additional class $300

To protect a trademark in this country, it will be registered with the OAPI, which offers protection in its 17 member states.

Final fee for registration

First class $400 - Each additional class $350

This payment will only be due in case of successful registration.

How long does it take for a trademark to register in Cameroon?

The average application process takes 9 months.

This is an estimated process time for straightforward cases based on current timeframes for applications. It may vary considerably.

What documents are needed to register a trademark in Cameroon?

An original signed power of attorney document.

Why and How to Register a Trademark in Cameroon

To obtain trademark protection and recognition in Cameroon, it must necessarily be registered through OAPI.

A trademark registered with the Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI), African Intellectual Property Organization in English, grants protection in all seventeen (17) member states of this organization, namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

OAPI is a member state to the Madrid Protocol. Thus, the extension of an international registration of a trademark via the Madrid System is possible for this country. We offer services for trademark filing through the Madrid System.

If you register a combined trademark (which includes both word elements and figurative elements) in OAPI, the exclusive right to use the trademark is limited to a use of the trademark in the exact configuration or way in which it was filed and registered. If you wish to use the word element of your trademark separately from the logo (or vice versa), it is recommended you register for another trademark including only the word or figurative elements you wish to use and protect separately.

Nevertheless, if a third party eventually intends to register or use a trademark for similar goods or services that includes a primary or distinct part or portion of your trademark, you will have the right to oppose the application based on confusing similarity.

Opposition actions may be filed by interested third parties against a trademark application within a period of six (6) months following its publication in the Official Gazette. The probabilities of success for an opposition will vary in each case depending on the circumstances.

Although a trademark does not have to be in use in order for it to register, it must not go unused for more than five years after registration or it will become vulnerable to cancellation actions based on lack of use of the trademark. In order to prevent this, the use of the mark can be in any of the member states.

Registered trademarks in OAPI have a validity of ten (10) years from the application date and can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of ten (10) years. The trademark renewal can be requested during the grace period of six (6) months after expiration, upon payment of a late renewal fee.

If you would like for the figurative or design elements of your trademark to be considered when assessing your trademark for registration through OAPI (Trademark Search Report), contact us directly in order to determine if we may be able to offer this in this jurisdiction. In such cases, prices for service and estimated delivery times may vary.