Sri Lanka

  • International Country Code:

    LK
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +05:30
  • Currency:

    Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)

Trademark registration in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
from 524.00
Number of Classes
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  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark application in Sri Lanka as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple class

Multiple class trademark applications are not possible in Sri Lanka. The separate application should be filed for each class.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Sri Lanka

To obtain a filing date it is necessary to provide the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka with the request for the registration of the mark, applicant's details and address, five copies of a representation of the mark and list of goods or services in respect of which registration of the mark is requested.

  • Requirements to the Power of Attorney

Simply signed and stamped Power of Attorney must be provided within three months from filing.

  • Priority document

The certified copy of the priority document must be submitted within three months from the date of filing.

  • Opposition period

The trademark in Sri Lanka may be opposed within three months from publication of the application.

  • Validity term and trademark renewal

The trademark in Sri Lanka is valid for ten years from the date of filing. Registration of a trademark may be renewed for consecutive periods of ten years. The renewal fee shall be paid within the twelve months preceding the date of expiration. A grace period of six months shall be allowed for the payment of the fee after the date of such expiration, upon payment of a surcharge.

  • Use requirement

The trademark in Sri Lanka may be subject to cancellation if it has not been used within five years from its registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreign applicants, it is necessary to perform the Sri Lankan trademark prosecution through an agent, a registered trademark attorney in Sri Lanka.

  • What can be registered as a trademark in Sri Lanka

A word, a symbol, a device, letters, numerals, a name, surname or geographical name, a combination or arrangement of colours and shapes of goods or containers may be registered as a trademark in Sri Lanka.


For more information on trademark registration in Sri Lanka  

The information was verified on 28.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Sri Lankan IP Laws.

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