COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF SRILANKA
CAPITAL : SRI JAYAWARDENAPURAKOTTE
LANGUAGES : SINHALE & ENGLISH
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO - TRIPS, BERNE CONVENTION, TRADEMARK LAW TREATIES, WIPO, PCT
The IP office of Sri Lanka is known as the National Intellectual Property Office 'NIPO'
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Sri Lanka.
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
Once the application is received at the IP office, it is examined for compliance with the formality as stipulated by law and to ascertain that it is not inadmissible under law.
When the application is accepted for registration, it is published in the Journal.
Pre – Registration: Usage of the mark before registration is not advantageous as rights are acquired only through registration.