General Information

  • Capital: Maseru
  • Population: 2 000 000
  • Languages: English Southern Sotho



International Arrangements

  • WIPO Convention
  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property)
  • Berne Convention (Literary and Artistic Works
  • PCT (Patents)
  • Madrid Agreement (International Registration of Marks)
  • Madrid Protocol (International Registration of Marks)
  • Rome Convention (Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations),
  • WTO: Member and Signatory to TRIPS Agreement
  • Member of ARIPO

Filing Requirements

  • Power of attorney simply signed
  • Applicant data
  • Sample of the mark (not required for word marks)
  • A list of goods and/or services
  • A certified copy of the priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation


  • 10 years from the filing date

Renewal Requirement

  • Power of attorney simply signed
Domain Names
  • Domain extension: .ls

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