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FOREIGN APPLICANTS

  • At present, there is no specific law governing the protection of trademark registration in the Maldives. Thus, trademark protection is acquired by Common Law, i.e. by publishing a cautionary notice in local newspapers in both English and Dhivehi language.
  • In the absence of the governing laws, there is no fixed Registration and/or Renewal Term. In practice, a cautionary notice may be published at a regular interval of three (03) years.
  • However, if the proprietor intends to establish the use of the mark in the Maldives, it is advised to publish the mark every year. The practice is generally applicable and followed for foreign resident companies and nationals.

FOR MORE DETAILS

More information related to the trademark procedures and practices in the Maldives may be accessed on the official website of The Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives.