Macau Trademark Registration Guide Part 2

Trademark Registration in Macau: A Guide by Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of our three-part newsletter series on trademark registration in Macau. In the previous edition, we explored the advantages of trademarks and provided some key information. Now, we will delve into the formalities and procedures involved in registering a trademark in Macau.

Overview of the Trademark Registration Process in Macau

Trademark registration is a crucial step in protecting your intellectual property. Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries (MA) is here to guide you through the process in Macau, ensuring a smooth and effective registration.

1. Preliminary Trademark Search:

Before going into the registration process itself, it is essential to carry out a thorough trademark search to identify any existing trademarks that may conflict with your proposed trademark. Our experienced team at MA can assist you in conducting a comprehensive search to minimize the risk of potential conflicts.

2. Prepare and Submit Application:

Once the preliminary search is completed, the next step is to prepare and submit the trademark application. This involves providing detailed information about the mark, its classification, and supporting documentation. Our legal experts at MA will ensure the accuracy and completeness of your application to enhance the likelihood of a successful registration.

3. Examination and Publication:

The Macau Intellectual Property Department (DSEDT) will examine your application to ensure it complies with all legal requirements. Upon successful examination, your trademark will be published in the Official Gazette (Imprensa Oficial), allowing interested parties the possibility of raising any eventual objections within a specified period.

4. Opposition Proceedings:

After the publication period, third parties may oppose the registration of your trademark. Our legal team will handle any opposition proceedings on your behalf, providing comprehensive legal support to protect your interests and ensure the best possible outcome.

5. Registration and Certificate Issuance:

If there are no oppositions or if they are successfully overcome, your trademark will be registered for 7 years, and a registration certificate will be issued. This certificate serves as proof of your exclusive rights to the trademark in Macau.

To know more about the formalities for successful trademark registration in Macau, see Parts 1 and 3 of our guide by following the links below:

Trademark Registration in Macau: A Guide by Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries (Part 1)

Trademark Registration in Macau: A Guide by Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries (Part 3)

Macau Trademark Registration

For further details or queries, please reach out to our Intellectual property Lawyers in Macau, Tiago Assunção and António Zhang, or contact Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries via our general email address at