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COUNTRY     :     KINGDOM OF LESOTHO 
CAPITAL       :     MASERU 
LANGUAGE   :    ENGLISH

FILING OF TRADEMARKS IN LESOTHO - ARIPO:

There are 2 ways to apply for a trademark:
1.    NATIONAL REGISTRATION: Within the territory of Lesotho
2.    ARIPO – Member Countries Listed Below.

 

ARIPO is a community of 18 Former English Colonies which are also English speaking Countries. 

Member Countries are: Member Countries are: Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation known more commonly by its acronym (ARIPO) was established through the Lusaka Agreement and is headquartered at Harare Zimbabwe.  

It is to be noted that most of the ARIPO member countries have not amended their national laws to incorporate ARIPO's guidelines on trademark law.  Therefore, all prospective applicants are requested to file applications for registration of trademarks through national registration system through the national IP offices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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