Trademark renewal in Laos

19/01/2016 - 1133 views

A registration of trademark in Laos is valid for up to 10 years, counted from the filing date, for successive times. If the trademark has not been used for a long period or the owner does not renew in time, it will be removed from the Trademark Register. Therefore, a trademark renewal in Laos would be required.



1. Requirements for trademark renewal in Laos

Applications for trademark renewal in Laos must be filed within 12 months before the expiry date(s) with the Laos Department of Intellectual Property and the following documents are required:

  • A Bilingual Notarized Power of Attorney (POA). A scanned copy of the POA is accepted at filing, the original one must be submitted within 1 month later;

Under current practice in Laos, it is not expressly required the signature of legal representative person of applicant and the notarization of the Laotian page in the POA. Please therefore let the Laotian page blank if under your jurisdiction, it is not available. 

  • Copy of concerning Certificate of trademark registration.


2. Cost for trademark renewal in Laos

The renewal fees can be paid during the 12-month period preceding the date of expiry and for a 6-month grace period after the date of expiry.

The total cost including both official fees and all-inclusive attorney’s and disbursements for the recordal of trademark renewal in Laos.


3. Time frame

It takes approximately 10 – 12 months from the filing date to complete the trademark renewal in Laos.


More information about trademark practice in Laos can be found HERE.


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