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Procedure NameTrade Mark Procedure



Responsible Agency       

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Address:  Mogadishu – Somalia, Mohamud Harbi Road, Behind the National Theater

Phone:  +25268 3459526

Official Website:

Legal base of the Procedure

Somali Trade Mark Law

Who May Apply for a Trade Mark?

Any person or corporation who is the owner of a mark used, or proposed to be used, by him/her in Somalia, may make an application for the registration of a mark in this country,




Required Documents


Type of information



Copy of the Passport or ID – Card

Documents necessary for the application


Business License and Company Profile (If a Foreign Companies It’s Required Business License from the Original Country)


Trade Mark Registration Request Letter


Trade Mark Verification from Notary


Trade Mark PNG photo with Professional Description


Power of Attorney (Only the Representative)


The Trade Mark is Required to Register the Original Country (Only the Foreign Companies)

Process Steps

What is the Procedure for Applying for a Trade Mark in Somalia (Domestic / Foreign Trade Marks)


A person who intends to apply for the registration of a trade mark shall carry out a search to ascertain whether the trademark exists in the register (No Search Payment)


A Trade Mark application is then filed upon payment of application fees. The application should contain the mark proposed to be used, the class of goods or services, the name, address and the signature of applicant. If the applicant is a foreign company, a Power of Attorney.


The application is then examined to determine its inherent registrability and conflict with prior existing registrations /applications.


If accepted, the application will be advertised in the local Gazette / IP website for 35 days.


If there is no opposition after the expiration of 45 days of the advertisement, the Registrar shall upon payment of the prescribed fee by the applicant enter the Trademark in the register and issue a Certificate of registration. ($1000 Domestic TM ),

How Long is a Trade Mark Valid For?


A trademark is valid for Ten years (10 years) from the filing date of the application and may be renewed indefinitely for successive,

Can I Appoint Someone to Apply on My Behalf?

Applications may be made either by the Owners of Marks or by Agents in the names of on behalf of the owners. The agent must have a letter of Power of Attorney,

Trade Mark fee

Sub Category             

Amount (foreign Applicant) USD                     

Registration fee




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This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Requirements to obtain Trade mark ProcedureNationality RequirementMinistry of Commerce and Industries Any Company or trader who wants to export/import into Somalia For one specified product has to follow requirements for Trade mark Procedure Ministry of Commerce and Industries plays key major role in trade mark procedure. This Measure applies to ALL commodities including the ones linked below. Trade Mark Law and Pantents09-09-9999Good