With the characteristic globalization of the markets, and especially with the advent of the Internet, any trademark can be easily target of abuse and falsification. For this reasons, there is a strong need to protect the distinctive sign with a proper trademark registration.

Why choosing Protectia for the trademark registration in Haiti?

  • In Protectia, official agency of Industrial Property, we have a great team of professionals internationally qualified, who will be able to manage all the process of trademark registration in Haiti: from the application and defence to the granting.
  • Trademark classification: trademarks are registered related to concrete goods and services. In order to differentiate them, the Nice International classification is used; In Protectia, among others advising services, is also included the trademark classification.
  • Viability study of a trademark in Haiti: we offer our clients a careful viability study on prior rights. If there is a case of identical trademark or similar to the one the client intent to register exists, our sophisticated databases consultation will detect it and our team of experts will be able to advice and counsel on new viable options much more profitable for the client.

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Trademark registration in Haiti: the process

The general procedure for a trademark registration in Haiti follows four main steps: 

  • Filing of the application
  • Formal examination
  • Publication in “Le Moniteur”, the official journal, and term for third parties oppositions.
  • Granting

trademark registration in haiti

The average duration of a trademark process in Haiti generally goes from 6 to 12 months. The granting is valid for a period of 10 years renewable for equal periods indefinitely upon payment of the correspondent fee.
It is worth noting that the official authorized language for administrative matters is French.

 

Trademark registration in Haiti: advices

Usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions before to register the trademark, which could bring negative consequences.
Therefore, the first action should be the trademark registration.

On the other hand, it is good to know that for no-resident in Haiti is necessary having a legal representative in order to file the application of a trademark, and also for residents it is highly recommended. Protectia has legal representative of full capacities to register a trademark in Haiti, and to defend the interests of their clients before any action.