Tanzania: new online registration system

With effect from 18 December 2017, an online registration system will come into operation in Tanzania (mainland, not Zanzibar). The new system will incorporate trade marks and patents, and it will cover registration, renewals and transactions such as assignments, licences and changes of name. We believe that the new system will be far more efficient than the old one, with one of the benefits being that agents will be able to trace the status of applications and update their clients - only registered agents will be able to access the system through an identification number provided by the National Identification Authority of Tanzania (NIDA).

We regard this new system as a very positive development.

Contact us for further information.

Date published: 18 December 2017
Author: Spoor & Fisher

Tags: Tanzania trade marks patents online registration system