Registering for a trademark in Nepal is generally not an overly complicated process. Trademark examiners will need to approve your trademark application based on a number of criteria. The process does take time (typically 12 months in Nepal), and, if it is not done correctly, you may have to start over again. Obviously, losing 12 months or more fast-paced economy can mean the difference between success and failure of your business. By working with an experienced trademark attorney, you can maximize your chances of successfully obtaining a trademark in a timely manner. We at BizSewa provide unmatched service regarding trademark and other intellectual property registration.

Trademark registration process in Nepal

™: For an unregistered trademark, that is, a mark used to promote or brand goods (you can use this with your name if your trademark is still in application process)
®: For a registered trademark (you can use this mark in your name after completing the registration process)

Step-by-step procedure of Trademark registration in Nepal

Here is the detailed procedure for registering Trademark in Nepal.

Step 1: Submission of an application for registration of a trademark to the Department of Industry, Nepal
You need to submit an application in a prescribed format to the DOI for registration, along with all required documents. (Company/Industry Registration papers, PAN certificate, citizenship and sealed application form). You need to pay Rs. 1000 as rajaswa per trademark.

Step 2: Preliminary examination of the application by the DOI
After you submit the application and documents, these are then examined by the registrar with regard to the uniqueness, possibility of deceptiveness and conflicting trademarks. The registrar may accept or refuse the application subject to the provisions of the act.

Step 3: Publication of trademark in the Industrial Property Bulletin (IP Bulletin)
After conducting a preliminary examination, if the DOI finds the trademark consistent with the law, such a trademark will be published in an IP Bulletin.

DOI published processing Trademarks in the IP Bulletin to invite the public for filing an opposition for registration of the trademark. Anyone can file an opposition against the published trademark within 90 days from the publication in the IP bulletin.

Step 4: Registration of the trademark
If no one files an opposition, the DOI will register the trademark and issue the trademark registration certificate. You need to pay Rasawa of Rs. 5000 per trademark to get the registration certificate. The certificate is valid for 7 years from the time of registration.

Generally, it takes about nine months to two years to complete the process of registration and issuance of trademark registration certificate where no petition for an opposition is filed.

Government Fees for registering Trademark in Nepal

1.Application for a registration fee NPR. 1,000
2.Registration FeeNPR. 5,000

When shall you renew the trademark?
The trademark shall remain valid for seven years from the date of registration. You need to renew the trademark within the period of 35 days from the date of expiry. In case you miss renewing in time, you can renew it by making a payment of a penalty of Rs 1,000 within six months from the expiry of the said 35 days’ period. If you do not renew the trademark within the given time, DOI will automatically cancel the registration.

BizSewa offers Trademark registration service for the local and foreign trademark in Nepal. If you need to register trademark to protect your brand , feel free to contact us by filling the contact form call us at 9804495818.

Trademark Classes

When applying for trademark registration, you need to specify which class your brand falls in. For reference, please check the trademark classes listed below: