Trademark Registration in Lesotho

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

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Trademark Search in Lesotho

Carry out a pre registration trademark search before the trademark office of Lesotho to determine the chances of registering your trademark in Lesotho before filing the trademark application. Receive an expert's advice!
FromUS$ 120

Trademark Registration in Lesotho

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

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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 Lesotho

Search prices

First class $120 - Each additional class $100

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 $1200

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 Lesotho?

The average application process takes 24 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 Lesotho?

No documents are necessary.

Why and How to Register a Trademark in Lesotho

In order to protect a trademark in Lesotho, it must be registered. In order to do so, one may either file an application with the local trademark office under the Ministry of Law and Constitutional Affairs Registrar General's Office, or register the trademark regionally through the African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO).

Lesotho is a member of the African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO) and a party to the Banjul Protocol. Registration through ARIPO grants protection and recognition in the following 12 countries: Botswana, the Gambia, Lesotho, Liberia, MalawiMozambiqueNamibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Uganda, Tanzania (mainland) and Zimbabwe. For more information please visit our page on trademark services in ARIPO.

Registering a trademark through ARIPO is considerably faster than registering a trademark for Lesotho through the local trademark office under the Ministry Of Law And Constitutional Affairs.

Lesotho is also 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.

Please bear in mind that sounds, smells and holograms cannot be registered as trademarks in Lesotho.

If you register a combined trademark (which includes both word elements and figurative elements) in Lesotho, 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. The probabilities of success for an opposition will vary in each case depending on the circumstances.

Opposition actions may be presented within the period of three (3) months following the date on which the application is published in the Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Our trademark Search Reports do not consider figurative or design elements of a trademark when comparing it to previously filed or registered trademark that have already been registered for this jurisdiction. Similarity searches in this jurisdiction can only be done for the word elements of the trademarks.

Although a trademark does not have to be in use in order for it to register, it must not go unused for more than three years after registration or it will become vulnerable to cancellation actions based on lack of use of the trademark.

Registered trademarks in Lesotho have a validity of ten (10) years can be renewed indefinitely for further periods of ten (10) years. The trademark renewal can be requested as early as six (6) months before the expiration date.