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Intellectual property protection in Sri Lanka

Intellectual Property in Sri Lanka

1. Sri Lanka general info

Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean of the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent in South Asia; known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the Northwest and the Maldives to the Southwest.

International Country Code: LK

Time zone:   SLST (UTC+5:30)

Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

See brief information about Patent registration in Sri Lanka (non-PCT)

See brief information about Patent registration in Sri Lanka (PCT national phase)

See brief information about Trademark registration in Sri Lanka

See brief information about Industrial Design registration in Sri Lanka

2. IP Legal Base in Sri Lanka

Intellectual Property Act, No. 36 of 2003
Regulations made under sec. 204 of said Act

3. International organizations/agreements

Trademark Law Treaty
Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

4. Patent Office Contact Details

National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka
3rd Floor, "Samagam Medura"
400, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha
Colombo 10
Phone: +94 (011) 2689368
Fax: +94 (011) 2689367
Еmail: nipos@sltnet.lk

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Sri Lanka are available in the fee calculator.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by SHAAM & ASSOCIATES on 13/04/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Sri Lankan IP Laws.