Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of trade marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • No provision for defensive marks or series marks


The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Notarized Power of Attorney incorporating an French translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with verified French translation

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 587 000 km2 (fourth largest island in the world)
  • Population: 21.3 million
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Currency: Malagasy Franc
  • GDP:  $ 20.7 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .mg
  • Languages: French, Malagasy (official languages)
  • Exports: Coffee; vanilla; cloves and clove oils; sugar; petroleum products; shellfish
  • Imports: Intermediate manufactures; capital goods; petroleum; consumer goods; food

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention