The procedure for registration of a trademark in Sri Lanka is as follows:-
Trademark application filing in Sri Lanka : – as per the procedure specified in the Intellectual Property Act No 36 of 2003.
Examination Report by the Sri Lanka Registry:- an examination report is usually issued within 15-18 months depending on the back log of the registry.
Reply to examination report:- a reply to an examination report has to be filed. If the registry is satisfied with the reply, the application shall proceed for advertisement in the Trademarks Journal.
Advertisement in Sri Lanka Trademarks Journal:- an application is advertised in the
Trademarks Journal so as to invite the public for
filing an opposition for
Opposition:- the time period to file a notice of opposition is 3 months from the date the Trademarks Journal in which the mark has been advertised, has been made available to the public. This time period is extendible by 3 months upon filing the requests for extension of time in the prescribed format.
Registration:- where no opposition is filed within the specified time, the application shall proceed to registration.