TRADEMARKMALDIVES

At TRADEMARKMALDIVES, we have a devoted team of experienced lawyers taking care of legal interests of our clients in Maldives.

At present, there is no specific law governing the protection of Trademarks in Maldives. Thus, protection of trademarks is only acquired by way of common law, i.e. by publishing a cautionary notice in local newspapers in both English and Dhivehi language. In absence of the governing laws, there is no fixed Registration and/or Renewal Term. In practice, a cautionary notice may be published at a regular interval of three (03) years. However, if the proprietor intents to establish the use of mark in Maldives, it is advised to publish the mark every year. The practice is generally applicable and followed for foreign resident companies and nationals.

For local resident companies and nationals, an in person application before the Ministry of Economic Development has to be filed for the protection of Trademarks in Maldives.

More information related to the trademark procedures and practices in Maldives may be accessed on the official website of the Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives http://www.trade.gov.mv.

At TRADEMARKMALDIVES, we strive to provide proficient and effective services to our clients catering to their legal needs pertaining to IP rights in the best possible way.

Kashish IPR

Kashish Indian Sub – Continent IPR Management Limited (KashishIPR) is a subsidiary of KASHISH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP (KIPG), which is a boutique Intellectual Property firm with its Head Office in Mauritius.

KashishIPR is a dedicated help desk to provide proficient and cost effective IP Portfolio Management Services to the IP Right holders globally in the Region of Indian Sub – Continent, which is considered to be one of the toughest Regions to prosecute and enforce the IP Rights. The Indian Sub – Continent consists of eight (08) countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We have a committed team of experienced lawyers, having extensive knowledge of both prosecution and enforcement laws, practices and procedures, thus, safeguarding and taking care of legal interests of our clients at all times in the Region.

At KashishIPR, we strive to provide client – tailored solutions and strategies whilst delivering value and excellence and in every aspect of our service. We offer a full range of IP services related to Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs, Copyrights, Geographical Indications, Domain Names, IP Portfolio Review and Management, Licensing and Franchising and Enforcement and Custom Recordals.

We have been successfully carrying out Investigations, Raids and Seizures and conducting regular market watch as part of our IP Rights Enforcement Services on behalf of our client in the Region. We also clients in registering their rights with the customs and border control agencies protecting them from alleged infringements arising from the import of illegal and counterfeit products. Also, we aid clients in drafting of cease and desist notices to infringers. In addition, we extend our services to file or defend infringement lawsuits before the appropriate Court of Law. Our motto is to render efficient and pragmatic legal advice befitting the needs of our clients, helping us safeguard their legal and business interests.