Tonga has its own independent registration system. Re-registration of UK marks is no longer permitted but applicants may claim priority rights in Tonga of its UK or other international application. Priority rights may be claimed within 6 months of the filing of the application in the UK/ other international jurisdiction which are members of the Paris Convention.

Requirements

In order for you to file a trademark application in Tonga, you will need to prepare the following documents:

  • original Authorisation of agent
  • an e-copy of the mark in word format
  • applicant’s name, address and calling of the applicant
  • list of the goods to be protected
  • certified registration application which the Samoa application is claiming priority rights from; or a confirmation document outlining priority rights from corresponding international registration/application

The estimated time frame for trademark registrations in Tonga is 18-24 months.

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