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Macau Trademark

Examination period
4 – 6 months
Substantive examination
Yes
Protection term
7 years
Filing fee
USD 460!
Opposition before grant
2 months
Renewal period
6 months

Procedure

 
Filing
Application is filed
1 month
 
Publication for opposition
Application is published onto the Official Bulletin of Macau
2 months
 
Substantive examination
Application is being examined
If refused, an appeal to the decision can be lodged within 1 month
6 months
 
Acceptance
Grant of application published onto the Official Bulletin of Macau
Registration fee shall be paid within 6 months from publication date
10 days
 
Registration
A certificate is issued
* The time frame shown above indicates average processing time of the DSE, it can be varied from the actual situation due to the content of application.

Key Facts


Registrable types of trademark
Words (including personal names), characters, numbers, figurative elements, combinations of different colors, three-dimensional signs, sounds or any combination thereof

Type of application
Standard trademark, collective trademark, certification mark

Limitation on numbers of items
No limitation.

International Priority Claim
Priority can be claimed based on application first filed in any countries which is a member of Paris Convention within 6 months from the filing date of said application.

Opposition
Any third party can file an opposition to a trademark application within 2 months from the publication of the application.

Renewal
Can be renewed indefinitely within 6 months before the expiry date of the current period of registration

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FAQ

Following documents are required for filing an application in Macau:
  • Executed and Notarized Power of Attorney
  • Name and address of the applicant
  • An image file of the mark (in jpg, png or pdf format)
  • International classification and specification of designated goods/services
Rest assured that we will help to prepare the documents and make sure all the necessary documents are in good order to avoid any formality rejection.

Yes, we will perform a prior search for our client to ensure the availability of an intend-to-file trademark and this is a complimentary service.
If a detailed analysis on trademark availability and risk is required, it can be provided with charge.

If no objections/rejections are raised to a trademark application, it usually takes 8–10 months to be registered.

No, multi-class application is not acceptable in Macau. If you would like to file a trademark for multiple classes, it is necessary to submit applications for each class individually.

No, unlike invention patent, there is no mechanism that allows the right of a registered China trademark be extended to Macau. A new application of trademark registration is required to obtain protection in Macau.

A registered trademark is valid for 7 years from the date of registration and can be renewed indefinitely within 6 months before the expiry date of the current period of registration.

Yes. For foreign applicant, it is mandatory to designate a qualified trademark attorney to file trademark applications.