Trademark Registration in Zimbabwe

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

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Trademark Search in Zimbabwe

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

Trademark Registration in Zimbabwe

Register your trademark in Zimbabwe. Use our online form to place your order and have a local attorney file a trademark application in Zimbabwe. Protecting your trademark starts here!
FromUS$ 1150

Why do brand owners prefer us?

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 Zimbabwe

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 $1150 - Each additional class $750

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 Zimbabwe?

The average application process takes 12 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 Zimbabwe?

An original signed power of attorney document.

Why and How to Register a Trademark in Zimbabwe

It is not mandatory for trademark to be registered in Zimbabwe in order to establish rights. However, in practice, without registering one’s trademark, protecting one’s rights may prove to be difficult. For this reason we highly recommend that you register your trademark in Zimbabwe if this is a jurisdiction you or your company have an interest in.

The local trademark registration process in Zimbabwe takes approximately 12 months from the application date. In order to register a local trademark in this country, one must file it with the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office (ZIPO).

Once registered, a trademark in Zimbabwe is granted protection for ten (10) years. This period is counted from the date of application (filing date). A trademark may be renewed indefinitely every ten years.

Please be advised that if a trademark is not used in Zimbabwe for a period of five years, third parties may present cancellation actions against the trademark. The extent to which a trademark must be used to prevent this is minimal.

Trademark registration for Zimbabwe may also be done regionally, as this country 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 GambiaLesotho, Liberia, MalawiMozambiqueNamibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Uganda, Tanzania (mainland) and Zimbabwe. For more information please visit our page on trademark services in ARIPO.

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

Opposition actions against a trademark application in Zimbabwe may be presented within a time period of two (2) months after it is published by the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office.

If you would like for the figurative or design elements of your trademark to be considered when assessing your trademark for registration in Zimbabwe (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.

Zimbabwe 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.