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Sri Lanka

The Intellectual Property Act No. 36 of 2003 governs and deals with the mechanism of registration and protection of the trademark in Sri Lanka.

In Sri Lanka, the types of the Trademark protected can be categorized as follows:

  • CONVENTIONAL TRADEMARKS including word mark, device mark, collective mark and certification mark.
  • NON-CONVENTIONAL TRADEMARKS including color mark, slogan mark and shape mark.

The 10th edition of Nice Classification is accepted by the Trademark office.

The Opposition Period for the trademark is three months from the Date of Publication of the Trademark in the Official Gazette.

Upon registration, the Trademark Protection is available for ten years from the Date of Application in Sri Lanka, renewable every ten years on payment of the required fee.

The Grace Period for Trademark Renewal is six months, and the Non-Use Cancellation Period is five years from the Date of Registration.

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