Register a Trade Mark in Macau
Trademark applications in Macau must be filled out in Portuguese or Chinese. If the trademark utilizes words, those words must be written in Portuguese, Chinese, or English unless it is a trademark intended for use outside of Macau. Confused yet? We’re not surprised. Trademark law is, by nature, complicated and intricate. Every jurisdiction has its quirks.Another quirk of Macau is that even though it is technically a part of China, registering a trademark in Macau gives you no protection in Mainland China (which itself could be called the Wild West of trademark jurisdictions — anything goes). We will help you navigate these complexities and confusions and make sure your journey through Macau’s trademark registration waters is as smooth as possible.
Additional Class in Macau
Please select additional classes if there is more than one category of classification you wish to register for. Each additional category will cover the Official filing fees and our professional charges.
Macau Trade Mark One-Stop-Shop
We provide everything you need to register and thereby protect your trade mark in Macau.
We will have your trade mark ready for you in 270 days.
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Our team of trade mark experts will advise you on anything and everything you need to properly register your trade mark in Macau.
Our trademark registration package takes care of everything you need to register your trademark in Macau, including advice on strategy and classification.
- Trade mark search
- Advice on strategy
- Advice on classification
Copyrights, Designs, Patents And Trade Marks
A copyright is a form of protection provided to authors for their original work. This includes creative and intellectual work like:
The owner has exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute or perform the work publicity.
Copyright do not require registration and the owner will have protection in most countries.
A trademark is a sign which distinguishes a company’s product or service from its competitors. A trademark can be a:
The owner has exclusive rights touse the trade mark and legally prevent its unauthorized use.
Trade marks are specific to a country or a union like the EU. Trade marks for 10 years.
A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor for the exclusive exploitation of their invention.
The owner has legal rights to exclude others from making. using or selling the patent.
Patents are specific to a country. A patent normally lasts for 20 years.
A registered design is protection provided to the appearance of a product or part of a product. It defines how a product looks.
The owner has legal protection from others copying the design for their product.
Registered designs are specific to a country. A registered design normally lasts for 25 years.
Trade Mark Search
It is imperative to conduct a comprehensive trade mark search before filing for a trade mark in Macau.
Advice on Strategy
Registering a Macau trade mark requires an overall strategy to ensure the highest possible chances of success. We will assist you with an overall trade mark registration strategy.
Advice on Classification
There are 45 classes into which a trade mark can fall. Assigning your Macau trade mark into the correct categories is crucial to avoid deficiencies in filing.
Once we have established a proper strategy and classification for your Macau trade mark, we will take care of all the complexities involved in filing your trade mark’s application and keeping tabs on its progress!
How it Works
Check the product out in your shopping cart
Simply add the product you need to your shopping cart and then check it out to start your Macau trademark registration process.
Answer some questions
We will send you some simple questions for you to fill in so that we can properly prepare for registering your trade mark. If needed, we’ll get in touch with you directly for more information.
Sit back and relax
Let us do the work to set up your Macau trademark. We’ll get in touch with you any time there is something that needs to be addressed.
You might want to celebrate after the trade mark is approved. It’s a huge achievement. We’ll celebrate right along with you!
See What Our Customers Say
“Registering my trade mark in Macau was a simple procedure as a result of Start My Business’s trade mark registration service. ”
Problems detected early
“The Start My Business team detected a problem with my trade mark before we applied for it which would’ve delayed the trade mark’s approval had it not been corrected before filing. ”
Great advice for Macau
“The team at Start My Business really knew the Macau trade mark market and were able to advise me easily on all the questions I had about my trade mark registration. ”
Here are some common questions about registering a trade mark in Macau.
How long is a Macau trade mark valid for?
Unlike many other jurisdictions, Macau’s trademark validity period is only seven years. Macau trademarks need to be renewed prior to six months before their expiration.
How long can a registered trade mark exist in Macau without actively being used?
Three years. If a trademark has been in continual disuse for at least three years, then any party can file a claim to revoke that trademark.
Can I file my trade mark application in English, in Macau?
Unfortunately not. Trademark applications in Macau must be filed in Portuguese or Chinese, even if they are being filed by legal persons not established in Macau.
What cannot be registered as a trade mark in Macau?
The list of what can’t be registered as a trademark in Macau is incredibly extensive. Interestingly, Macau forbids the registration of colors as a trademark unless those colors are arranged in a distinctly unique way. Following is just a sample of some of the things that cannot be registered as trademarks.
- Any marks containing flags or coats of arms without consent of the body to which that flag belongs.
- Any marks containing official seals or stamps of guarantee.
- Marks containing the emblem or name of the Red Cross.
- Marks containing business names or marks of other businesses.
- And on and on…
We will advise you fully regarding your trademark application, so there is no need to worry about knowing all these rules yourself.
Which legal entities can apply for a trade mark in Macau?
Any person or entity having a bona fide interest in the mark’s legitimate use.