Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Certification marks
  • Series marks
  • Defensive registrations


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

Filing Requirements:

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

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

Renewal: Renewable every 7 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 450 km2
  • Population: 0.1 million
  • Capital: Victoria on the Island of Mahé
  • Currency: Seychelles Rupee
  • GDP:  $ 1.9 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .sc
  • Languages: French, Creole, English (official languages)
  • Exports: Copra; fish; cinnamon bark; petroleum products (re-exports)
  • Imports:  Manufactured goods; food; petroleum products; tobacco; beverages; machinery and equipment

International / Regional Conventions: 

  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention