Sri Lanka Trademark Registration Guide



Sri Lanka is an island in the Indian Ocean, south of the Indian sub-continent. Sri Lanka pursues an open economic policy, with its most dynamic industries in food processing, telecommunications, textiles and apparel, food and beverages, insurance and banking.



Overview of our services in Sri Lanka:

Trademark Registration and Prosecution

Trademark Search and Watch

Opposition and cancellation actions

Trademark Renewal



National Intellectual Propery Office of Sri Lanka



 Intellectual Property Act, No. 36 of 2003



Madrid Repression Agreement

Nairobi Treaty

Paris Convention

Trademark Law Treaty

TRIPS Agreement


Multi-Class Application

Not available. A separate application is required for each class.


Series Mark Application

Not available


Approx. Time Frame of a Straightforward Application

At least 5 years


Opposition Period

3 months from the publication date.


Filing Requirements

Applicant’s name

Applicant’s address

Country of incorporation

Specimen of mark

Specification of goods / services

Power of Attorney


Registrable unconventional trademarks

3-Dimensional mark

Colour mark (subject to qualifications)


Term of Registration

10 years from the date of registration.


Non-Use Period for Cancellation

5 years


Renewal Term

10 years from the renewal date of the registration.


Border Enforcement by Customs Official



All information provided by LJ Vernus in this document is provided as a source of general information. While efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this document, it should not be treated as the basis for formulating formal decisions without professional advice.