Legal Document

Title: Business Registration ( Amendment) Regulations 2020
Type: Regulation
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Industry andTrade
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Industry andTrade
Issuing Date: 01-08-2020

 

 

The Malawi Gazette Supplement, dated 10th August, 2020, containing Regulations, Rules, etc.         (No. 22A)

Government Notice no. 42

BUSINESS REGISTRATION ACT
(Cap 46:02)

BUSINESS REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020

In Exercise of powers conferred by section 22 of the Business Registration Act, I, Titus Mvalo, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Regulations—

1.         These Regulations may be cited as Business Registration  (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

2.         The First Schedule to the Business Registration Regulations is Replacement

revoked and replaced with the following new Schedule—                                     

 

“FIRST SCHEDULE                                                (reg. 6)

FEES PAYABLE

MATTER                                                                                         FEE

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1.         For registration under section 10 of the Act                .             ..              ..      10,000.00

2.         For renewal of registration under section 12 (7) of the Act     ..              . .     10,000.00

3.         For lodging change of particulars under section 14(1) of the Act         ..         5,000.00

4.         For lodging a notice of cessation of business under section 15 of the Act 10,000.00

5.         Single registration database search (each search) . .             . .             ..         2,000.00

6.         For supplying electronic extracts of forms filed with the Registrar

(per transaction)                ..            ..             ..              ..            . .             .          2,000.00

7.         For application for reservation or change of business name (upon

approval of each name)   ..            ..             ..              ..            ,.              ..         2,000.00

it

8.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For supplying an additional certified hard copy of certificate registration                                             5,000,00

9.         For lodging a notice of error in lodged document ..                 .               .          2,000.00

10.      For late lodgement of document (per day up to K.50,000)    ..              ..         1,000.00

11.      For late renewal of registration—

(a)      where application for renewal of registration is lodged within one

month from the date of expiry of the registration . .                        ..         20,000.00

(b)      Text Box: 30,000.00where application for renewal of registration is lodged after one month from the date of expiry of the registration

 

12.       Application as a Registration agent ..                                .               ..               ..        20,000.00

13.       Issuance of a certificate as Registration agent                                   ..               .         50,000.00”

Made this 13th day of July, 2020.

T. MVALO

(FILE NO. SUB D. 46:02)                                                                       Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Government Notice No 43

THE COMPANIES ACT
(CAP. 46:03)

COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020

IN EXERCISE of powers conferred by section 382 of the Companies Act, 1, Titus Mvalo, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Regulations—

                                   1. These Regulations may be cited as the Companies (Fees)

(Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

                                   2. The Second Schedule to the Companies Regulations is revoked and                                   replaced as follows-—

 

"SECOND SCHEDULE PART I

FEES PAYABLE TO REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES

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1     For an application to register a company under section 28 (1) of the Act                     75,000.00

2.         For an application to reserve the name of a company under section 45 (1)                20,000.00

3.         For registration of an annual return under section 256 (1) of the Act                            20,000.00

4.         For registration of documents to affect an amalgamation under the Act                     100,000.00

5.         Registration of Financial Statements of a Public Company (PLC)                             20,000.00

6.         Application to register Public Listed Company (PLC) . .                               . .             500,000.00

7.         For an application to restore a company to the Malawi register under

Section 3 53 of the Act                  ..                ..               ..                               ..              100,000.00

8.         For an application to register a foreign company under section 360 (1)

of the Act                         ..               ..                ..               ..               ..              ..              250,000.00

9.         For registration of an annual return by a foreign company under the Act 20,000.00

10.     Text Box: 10,000.00For inspection under section 12 (1) of the Act of any number of documents contained in a single file that is part of the Malawi register or the foreign register. .

 

machine provided for public use, for each A4 sheet . .                     . .                      500.00

 

 
  Text Box: 11.	 For certification of a copy of or extract from any document •*	5,000.00
12.	For a copy of, or extract from, a document that is part of the Malawi register or the foreign register, in addition to any fee for certifying the copy or extract—
(a) if a photocopy is made by a member of the public using a photocopy

(b) if a photocopy is made by the Registrar, for each A4 sheet               . •                  1,000.00

 

13.      For any other electronic search                  . .              ..              ■.             . •                  4,000.00

14.      Registration of any other document . .                          .  .          . .               , .               20,000.00

15.      For Application as Registration as a Valuer               . .            . .               . .             500,000.00

16.      For Renewal of Registration as a Valuer                     . ■          .■                ..             100,000.00

PART II

SCHEDULE OF PENALTIES

AMOUNTS PAYABLE TO THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES BY WAY OF

PENALTY

1. For the delivery of a document after the time specified in the Act in respect of that document (whether or not any other fee is payable and in addition to any other fee payable)—

(a)       if delivered not later than 25 working days after the time prescribed 100,000.00

(b)       if delivered more than 25 working days after the time prescribed 200,000.00”. Made this 13th day of July, 2020.

T. Mvalo

Text Box: (FILE NO. SUB. D. 46:03)Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Government notice No.44

TRUSTEES INCORPORATION ACT
(CAP. 5:03)

TRUSTEES INCORPORATION (AMENDMENT) RULES, 2020

In EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 15 of the Trustees Incorporation Act, I, Titus Mvalo, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Rules—

1, These Rules may be cited as the Trustees Incorporation (Amendment) Rules, 2020.

2. The Second Schedule to the Trustees Incorporation Rules is revoked and replaced by the following new Schedule—

“SECOND SCHEDULE

Text Box: FEEText Box: K t
50.0.	00
10.0.	00
30.0.	00
5.0.	00
5.0.	00
10.0.	00 20,000.00 20,000.00”
MATTER

1.        On application for incorporation, including certificate of incorporation

2.        On notification of change of trustees, or registration of new address .

3.        On application for approval of change of name or constitution,

including Registering of change or issue of new certificate of incorporation, as the case may be . .                                                                                             . .

4.        On inspection of the register or other registered document ..

5.        For taking a copy of extract of any document (in addition to inspection

fee)                  . .              , ,              . .              . .               ...

6.        Filling of Form D

7.        Filling out of time of Form D

8.        Failure to notify of any changes in trustee or particulars

Made this 13th day of July, 2020.

T. Mvalo

Text Box: (FTLENO. SUB. D. 5:03)Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Government Notice No. 45

PATENTS ACT
(CAP. 49:02)

PATENTS (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020

In Exercise of the powers conferred hy section 96 of the Patents Act, I, Titus Mvalo, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Regulations—

                             1,              These Regulations may be cited as the Patents (Amendment)

Regulations, 2020.

                             2.              The First Schedule to the Patents Regulations is revoked and

replaced with the following new Schedule—

 

“FIRST SCHEDULE                                                    (reg. 75)

FEES PAYABLE
PART A-FEES FOR PATENTS

Item Matter                                                                                                   Local Fees Foreign Fees

K t                            US$

Text Box: 1. On application for a patent (non-convention)50,000 00               150.00

 

2.

On convention application in respect of each application for protection in a convention country

60,000.00

180.00

3.

On application for a patent of addition

30,000.00

50.00

4.

On application for a grant of an additional patent instead of an independent patent .

20,000.00

20.00

5.

On lodging specification—

 

 

 

(a) provisional

10,000.00

50.00

 

(b) complete . . . . . '

20,000.00

100.00

6.

For extension of the period for lodging complete specification

10,000.00

50.00

7.

On request for the postdating of an application under section 17 (1) of the Act . . . . -

10,000.00

20.00

8.

For extension of time under section 20 of the Act—

 

 

 

(a) not exceeding one month

10,000.00

20.00

 

{b) not exceeding two months

15,000.00

30.00

 

(c) not exceeding three months

20,000.00

40.00

9.

For extension of time under section 21 of the of the Act

10,000.00

20.00

10.

On application for withdrawal of acceptance

10,000.00

10.00

11.

On notice of opposition to grant of patent by objector

50,000.00

300.00

12.

On claim under section (23) (1) of the Act for application to proceed in the name of claimants

20,000.00

50.00

13.

On application for directions under section 23 (5) of the Act . . . . . . ■

20,000.00

20.00

14.

On a request for sealing of a patent

20,000.00

50.00

15.

On application for extension of the period for requesting the sealing of a patent under provision (d) to section 25 (2) of the Act—

 

 

 

(a) not exceeding one month

10,000.00

50.00

 

(b) not exceeding two months

15,000.00

60.00

 

(c) not exceeding three months

20,000.00

80.00

16.

On application for extension of the period for requesting the sealing of a patent under provision (e) to section 25 (2) of the Act—

 

 

 

{a) not exceeding one month.

10,000.00

50.00

 

(b) not exceeding two months

15,000.00

60.00

17.

On application under section 26 of the Act for amendment of Patent

10,000 00

50.00

 

 

 
 

 

18. On application for certificate of payment of renewal fee—

 

(a) 4th, 5th and 6th year, each year

20,000.00

150.00

 

(b) 7th, 8th and 9th year, each year

25,000.00

200.00

 

(c) 10th and 11th year

30,000.00

300.00

 

(d) 12th and 13th year

35,000.00

350.00

 

(e) 14th year

40,000.00

400.00

 

(j) 15th year

45,000.00

450.00

 

(g) 16th year

40,000.00

500.00

 

(h) 17th year

40,000.00

500.00

 

(/) 18th year

50,000.00

600.00

 

(J) 19th year

60,000.00

700,00

 

(.k) 20th year

70,000.00

800.00

 

(One-half only of these fees is payable on patents endorsed “Licences of Right”).

 

 

19.

On extension of the period for payment of renewal fees— (a) not exceeding one month

10,000.00

50.00

 

(6) not exceeding two months

15,000.00

60.00

 

(c) not exceeding six months

20,000.00

65.00

20.

Certificate of payment of renewal fees

10,000.00

20.00

21.

On application for restoration of lapsed patent— (a) if made within 1 year of lapsing

20,000.00

100.00

 

(.b) if made after 1 year of lapsing

24,000.00

150,00

22.

On notice of opposition to application for restoration of lapsed patent

20,000.00

300.00

23.

On application for endorsement of patent “licenses of right”

15,000.00

30.00

24.

On application for settlement of terms of licence under patent endorsed “licences of right”

15,000.00

30.00

25.

On application by patentee for cancellation of endorsement

of patent “Licences of Right” under section 36 (1) of the

Act .... .. .. 10,000.00

30.00

26.

On application for cancellation of endorsement of patent “licences of right” under section 36 (2) of the Act

10,000.00

20.00

27.

On notice of opposition to cancellation of endorsement of patent “licences of right”

50,000.00

100.00

28.

On application for compulsory licence under section 37 of the Act

50,000.00

300.00

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

29. On application for amendment of provisional specification

 

or of complete specification not yet accepted

10,000.00

50.00

30.

On application for amendment of complete specification after acceptance up to sealing—

(a) by applicant . . . .

10,000.00

50.00

 

(b) after sealing by patentee. .

12,000.00

100.00

31.

Form of advertisement of request to amend specification

10,000.00

30.00

32.

On notice of opposition to amendment by objector

30,000.00

100.00

33.

On application for directions under section 47 (6) of the Act

30,000.00

30.00

34.

On application for directions under section 47 (7) of the Act

30,000.00

30.00

35.

On application under section 48 (1) of the Act to determine disputes

30,000.00

50.00

36.

On offer to surrender a patent under section 52 of the Act

10,000.00

20.00

37.

On notice of opposition to surrender a patent

20,000.00

300.00

38.

For altering name, nationality, address or address for service in register, for each patent

10,000.00

20.00

39.

On application for registration of an assignment under section 58 of the Act , .

30,000.00

150.00

40.

On request to enter notice of interest in register

30,000.00

50.00

41.

On request to correct a clerical error— (a) up to sealing

10,000.00

20.00

 

(6) after sealing

20,000.00

25.00

42.

On notice of opposition to the correction of a clerical error

30,000.00

50.00

43.

For duplicate of a patent

10,000.00

50.00

44.

On application for registration of a patent agent . . 1

100,000.00

50.00

45.

Form of certificate of registration of a patent agent

50,000.00

50.00

46.

Certificate of service

10,000.00

20.00

47.

Application for entry' of order of court or tribunal. .

20,000.00

20.00

48.

For inspection of register

10,000.00

20.00

49.

For certifying office, MSS, or photographic or printed matter—

(«) under seal

10,000.00

20.00

 

(b) other

10,000.00

20.00

50.

For inspection and making copies of documents in respect of each application of a patent

10,000.00

20.00

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

51. For typewritten copy of any specification or document

 

for every 100 words

10,000.00

20.00

52.

For photographic copy of any specification or other document or drawing, per sheet

2,000.00

5.00

53.

Power of Attorney . .

10,00.00

20.00

 

PART B - FEES FOR UTILITIES MODEL THAT ARE

PATENT FEES IN PART A

DIFFERENT FROM

 

PART A-FEES FOR PATENTS

 

 

Item Matter Local Fees

Foreign Fees

 

 

K t

US$

1.

Fee for application for a utility model certificate—- (a) with a provisional specification

25,000.00

150.00

 

(b) with a final specification

20,000.00

100.00

2.

Fee for filing a final specification

5,000.00

50.00

3.

Fee for a request for amendment or division of mi application

5,000.00

50.00

4.

Fee for request for amendment of application to change name, address or other contact information

5,000.00

20.00

5.

Fee for a request for extension of time . .

10,000 00

20.00

6.

Annual fee for an application for a utility model certificate,

after the first year . . . . . , . . 10,000 00

50.00

7.

Annual fee for a utility model certificate— (a) fee due in 1st year after grant

10,000 00

50.00

 

(£>) fee due in 2nd year after grant

15,000 00

175.00

 

(c) fee due in 3rd year after grant

20,000 00

200.00

 

(d) fee due in 4th year after grant

25,000 00

250.00

 

(e) fee due in 5th year after grant

30,000 00

300.00

 

(f) fee due nr 6th year after grant , .

35,000 00

350.00

 

(g) fee due in 7th year after grant

40,000 00

400.00

 

(}i) fee due in 8th year after grant

45,000 00

450.00

 

(/) fee due in 9th year after grant

50,000 00

500.00

 

(/') fee due in 10th year after grant

55,000 00

600.00

8.

Fee for a request to restore an application or utility model certificate . . . . ■ •

20,000 00

100.00

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

9.              Fee for an application to have a change of ownership recorded in the register—

(a)       for a change effected by a contract assigning the

application or petty patent                 . .               . .              20,000 00         100.00

(b)       for a change effected in any other way ..                           10,000 00         50.00”

Made this 13th day of July, 2020.

T. Mvalo

(FILE NO. SUB. d. 49:02)                                                                 Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

Government Notice No. 46

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY ACT
(CAP. 48:03)

PERSONAL PROPERTY SECURITY (FEES AND STAMP DUTY)
(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020

In Exercise of powers conferred by section 122 of the Personal Property Security Act, I, Titus mvalo, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Regulations—

1.         These Regulations may be cited as tbe Personal Property Security (Fees and Stamp Duty) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

2.         The Schedule to the Personal Property Security (Fees and Stamp Duty) Regulations is revoked and replaced as follows—

Text Box: (reg 3)“SCHEDULE

FEES PAYABLE BY A USER WHEN ACCESSING THE REGISTRY

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1.            For registering an electronic financing statement                ..                .        10,000.00

2.            For generating a search certificate ..                      .               .*                .        2,000,00”.

Made this 13 th day of July, 2020.

T. Mvalo

Text Box: (FILE NO. SUB. D. 48:03)Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

 

Government not ice no. 47

TRADEMARKS ACT
(Cap. 49:01)

TRADEMARKS (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2020

In Exercise of the powers conferred by section 81 of the Trademarks Act, 1, Titus MVALO, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, make the following Regulations—

                             1. These Regulations may be cited as the Trademarks (Amendment)

Regulations, 2020.

                             2. The First Schedule to the Trademarks Regulations is revoked and

                    replaced by following new Schedule—

 “FIRST SCHEDULE                                        (reg. 3)

TARIFF OF FEES

 

 

 

                       
 

Item Matter or proceeding

1. (a) On application not otherwise charged to register a trademark for a specification of goods or services included—

(i)      in one class

(ii)   in any subsequent class

(b)  on application to register a series of trademarks under section 19 (3) of the Act for a specification of goods or services—

(i)      included in one class

(ii)   in any subsequent class ..

(c)   on application to register a defensive trademark for a specification of goods or services included—

(i)      included in one class

(ii)   in any subsequent class

(d)  on application under section 40 of the Act to register a certification trademark for a specification of goods or services included in one class

(e)   on application made at the same time under section 40 of the Act to register one certification trademark for specifications of goods or services not all included in one class: in respect of evefy class

 

Local Fees Foreign Fees K t                           US$

 
   

50,000.00         120.00

5,000.00         100.00

 
   

50.0.                                    00                           120.00

25.0.                                     00                           100.00

 
   

95.0.                                   00                          250.00

75.0.                                  00                          200.00

 
   

75,000.00                           200.00

 
   

150.00

   

25,000.00

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                           
 

2. On request to the Registrar to state grounds of decision relating to an application to register a

trademark and materials used . .                     . .             . ,              50,000.00

   

80.00

300.00

 
   
 
     

100.00

 
     

200.00

300.00

100.00

150.00

120.00

120.00

100.00

 
 
   

75,000.00

 

150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

(d) for registration upon application made at the same time of one certification trademark under section 40

of the Act. for specifications of goods or services not included in one class; in respect of every class ..

75,000.00

150.00

(a) Upon each addition to the registered entry of a trademark of a note that the mark is associated with a newly registered mark

20,000.00

20.00

0b) on an application to dissolve the association between registered trademarks

20,000.00

20.00

(d) On application to register a registered user of a registered trademark in respect of goods or services within the specification thereof

50,000.00

100.00

(b) on application to register the same registered user of more than one registered trademark of the same registered proprietor in respect of goods or services within the respective specifications thereof and subject to the same conditions and restrictions in each case—

 

 

(i) for the first mark

30,000.00

50.00

(ii) for every other mark of the proprietor included in the application and statement of case

10,000.00

20.00

(c) on application by the proprietor of a single trademark under section 23 of the Act, to vary the entry of a registered user thereof ..

20,000.00

20.00

(d) on application by the proprietor of more than one trademark under section 23 of the Act, to vary the entries of a registered user thereof—

 

 

(i) for the first mark

20,000.00

20.00

(ii) for every other mark of the proprietor for which the user is registered , included in the application

15,000.00

15.00

(g) on application by the proprietor or registered user of more than one trademark, under section 23 of the Act, for cancellation of the entries of a registered user thereof

10,000.00

10.00

(h) on application by the proprietor or registered user of more than one trademark, under section 23 of the Act, for cancellation of the entries of a registered user thereof—

 

 

(i) for the first mark

10,000.00

10,00

(ii) for eveiy other mark of the proprietor for which the user is registered , included in the application .. ..

10,000.00

10.00

(e) on application under section 23 of the Act, to cancel the entry of a registered user of a single trademark

10,000.00

10.00

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

(/) on application under section 23 of the Act, to cancel the entries of a registered user of more than one trademark—

(i)          Text Box: 10.00
10.00
10.00
25.00
20.00
25.00
20.00
Text Box: 10,000.00
10,000.00
10,000.00
30.0.	00
20.0.	00
30.0.	00
20.0.	00
for the first mark

(ii)       for every other mark of the proprietor for which the user is registered , included in the application . .

(g) on notice, under section 23 of the Act and

regulation 101, of intention to intervene in one proceeding for the variation or cancellation of entries of a registered user of trademarks

7 (a) On application for certificate of the Registrar, under section 22 (2) of the Act—

(i)          for the first proposed to be assigned or transmitted

(ii)       for every other mark of the same proprietor included in the assignment or transmission , .

(£>) on application for directions by the Registrar for advertisement of assignment of trademarks in use, without goodwill—

(i)          for one mark assigned

(ii)       for every other mark assigned with the same devolution of title

(c) on application for extension of time for applying for directions for advertisement of trademarks in use without goodwill, in respect of one

devolution of title—

 

 

(i) not exceeding one month . .

10,000.00

10.00

(ii) not exceeding two months

10,000.00

10.00

(iii) not exceeding three months

(#) On application to register a subsequent

proprietor in a case of assignment or transmission of a single trademark—

(i) if made within six months from the date of

10,000.00

10.00

acquisition of proprietorship (ii) if made after the expiration of six months

50,000.00

100.00

from the date of acquisition of proprietorship (iii) if made after the expiration of twelve months

80,000.00

120.00

from the date of acquisition of proprietorship (b) on application to register a subsequent proprietor of

40,000.00

60.00

 

more than one trademark standing in the same name, the devolution of the title being the same in each case—

 

 
 

 

(i) if made within six months from the date of

acquisition of proprietorship for the first mark                    20,000.00                20.00

(ii) for every mark..

25,000.00

20.00

(iii) if made after expiration of twelve months from the date of acquisition of proprietorship for the first mark

20,000.00

20.00

(iv) for every other mark .. ..

6,000.00

5.00

(a) On application to change the name or description of a proprietor or a registered user of a single trademark where there has been no change in the proprietorship or in the identity of the user

10,000.00

10.00

(/’) on application to change the name or description of a proprietor or a registered user of more than one trade mark standing in the same name, where there has been no change in the proprietorship or in the identity of the user, the change being the same in each case—

 

 

(i) for the first mark

10,000.00

10.00

(ii) for every other mark

6,000.00

5.00

(a) For renewal of registration of a trademark at expiration of last registration. . . . . .

50,000.00

100.00

0b) for a renewal of registration of series of trademarks under section 19 (3) of the Act, at expiration of last registration—-

 

 

(i) for the first mark of the series

50,000.00

100.00

(ii) for every other mark of the series. .

20,000.00

20.00

(c) for renewal of registrations of the same certification trademark with the same date for goods or services in more than one class in respect of every class

20,000.00

20.00

{d) addition fee under regulation 67

40,000.00

40.00

(e) restoration fee under regulation 68

60,000.00

60.00

(a) On application to the Registrar for leave to add to or alter a single registered mark - . .

40,000.00

40.00

(b) on an application to the Registrar for leave to add to or alter more than one registered trademark of the same proprietor, being identical marks, the addition or alteration to be made in each case, being the same—

 

 

(i) for the first mark

20,000.00

20.00

(ii) for every other mark

10,000.00

10.00

(c) on notice of opposition to application for leave to add to or to alter registered trademarks for each application opposed

20,000.00

20.00

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

                       
 

12.    For altering one or more entries of the trade or business address or address for service of a registered proprietor or a registered user of a trademark where the address

in each case is the same is altered in the same way (unless exempted from fee under regulation 81

(a)  for the first entry

(b)  for every other entry

13.    For every entry in the register of a rectification thereof or alteration therein, not otherwise changed

14.    For cancelling the entry or part of the entry of a trademark on the register on the application of the registered proprietor of the trademark

15.    (a) On application, under any of the sections 25,27,

28 and 37 of the Act, for rectification of the Register or removal of trademark from the Register

(b) on application for leave to interview in proceedings under any of the sections 25, 27, 28 and 37 of the Act, for rectification of the Register or removal of trademark from the Register

16.    (a) On application for correction of one clerical error

or effecting one amendment in one document before registration of any matter

(b)   on application for correction of clerical errors after registration of any matter, in respect of each trademark

(c)    on application for amendment of trademark before advertisement, in respect of each application . .

17.    On request by registered proprietor of a trademark for entry of disclaimer or memorandum in the register

18.    (a) On application to the Registrar under regulation 93

to expunge or to vary the registration of a certification trade mark or to vary the deposited regulations of a certification trade mark or certification trademarks of the same registered proprietor where the regulations are substantially the same

(b) on request to the Registrar by the registered proprietor of a certification trademark to permit alteration of the deposited regulations thereof—

(i)      for the regulation of one such registration ..

(ii)    for the same or substantially the same regulations of each other registration proposed to be altered in the same way and included in the same request

   

20,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

20,000.00

20,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

10,000.00

     

20.00

10.00

10.00

10.00

20.00

20.00

10.00

10.00

10.00

10.00

 
 
   

20.00

   

20,000.00

 
 
   

10,000.00

 

10.00

 
 
   

10.00

   

10,000.00

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

19.

(a) On application by registered proprietor under regulation 6, for conversion of specification

10,000.00

10.00

 

(b) on notice of opposition to a conversion of the specification or specifications of a registered trademark or registered trademarks—

(i) for one trademark

10,000.00

10.00

 

(ii) for every other trademark of the same proprietor having the same specifications

10,000.00

10.00

20.

Notice to Registrar that notice of appeal has been file with the Registrar of the Tribunal

20,000.00

20.00

21.

For a search under regulation 113 in respect of one class—

(a) without application for the Registrar’s advice under regulation 20 . .

10,000.00

10.00

 

(6) with application for the Registrar’s advice under regulation 20 . .

20,000.00

20.00

22.

On request for the Registrar’s preliminary advice under regulation 20, for each trademark submitted in respect of one class

30,000.00

50.00

23.

For certificate of the Registrar other than certificate under section 11 (2), relating to the registration of a trademark

10,000.00

30.00

24.

For certificate of the Registrar (other than certification under section 11 (2) of the Act) relating to the registration of a series of trademarks under section 19 (2) of the Act

10,000.00

10.00

25.

(a) For permission to search in files and documents for each file searched .. . .

10,000.00

10.00

 

(b) for permission to search indices, including terminal index

10,000.00

10.00

 

(c) for permission to search register per volume

50,000.00

70.00

26.

For permission to search amongst the classified representations or scrap books of trademarks per volume

230,000.00

0.00

27.

For photographic copy of documents or drawings, per sheet

5,000.00

5.00

28.

For certifying office copies, MSS, or photographic or printed matter—

(a) under seal . .

20,000.00

30.00

 

(h) other

10,000.00

15.00

29

On every authorization of an agent

20,000.00

30.00

 

 

 


 

       

30,  On application for registration in the Register of

Trademark Agents under section 75 of the Act            ..              150,000.00

31,       For renewal of registration in the Register of Trademark Agents, payable per annum before the end of 31st July

(in respect of each Government financial year)           ..              100,000.00

For the purpose of these search fees (except as specially provided above) every mark of a series under section 19 of the Act, or any preceding similar enactment, shall be deemed to be a mark separately registered.”

Made this 13th day of July, 2020.

T. MVAIO

Text Box: (FILE NO. SUB. a 49:01)Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs

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