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Results: 4 Answers
Trademarks
8.
Maintenance and removal of registrations
8.1
What is the length of the initial term of registration and what is the length of renewal terms?
 
Zimbabwe
Ten years and for further 10-year periods thereafter, in perpetuity.
For more information about this answer please contact: Brenda Kahari from B. W. Kahari Legal Practitioners
8.2
What, if anything, must be submitted to the trademark office to maintain or renew a registration?
 
Zimbabwe
An application for renewal, together with the official fee of $200 on or before the due date, which is every 10 years from the date of registration. The date of filing becomes the date of registration unless priority is claimed, in which case the date of renewal is every 10 years from the priority date as claimed.

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8.3
What are the grounds for cancelling a trademark registration?
 
Zimbabwe
  • Non-payment of renewal fees;
  • Non-use of the mark (upon successful application by an interested party); or
  • Order of the IP Tribunal or High Court.
For more information about this answer please contact: Brenda Kahari from B. W. Kahari Legal Practitioners
8.4
Under what circumstances may the trademark office cancel a registration on its own initiative?
 
Zimbabwe
Non-payment of renewal fees.

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8.5
What is the procedure by which a third party may seek cancellation of a trademark registration?
 
Zimbabwe
Through opposition proceedings at the Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Office, where the application is still pending and not yet registered; or following registration, by application to the High Court.

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8.6
What is the procedure for appealing a decision cancelling a registration?
 
Zimbabwe
If the decision was made by the registrar and is not final, appeal to the chief registrar and then to the IP Tribunal. Alternatively, an appeal can be brought directly to the IP Tribunal without appealing to the chief registrar.

For more information about this answer please contact: Brenda Kahari from B. W. Kahari Legal Practitioners