Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • Certification marks
  • No provision for defensive 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 a Portuguese translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with verified Portuguese translation

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

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

Declaration of Use: A Declaration of Use must be filed every 5 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 800 000 km2
  • Population: 22 million
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Currency: Meticais
  • GDP:  $ 22.19 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .mz
  • Languages: Portuguese (official language)
  • Exports: Aluminium; prawns; cashew nuts; cotton; sugar; citrus; timber; bulk electricity
  • Imports:  Machinery and equipment; vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products; foodstuffs; textiles

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Madrid Agreement  on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Nice Agreement on Classification of Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention