The procedure for registration of a Trademark in Maldives is as follows:
- Registration a Trademark in Maldives- In the absence of specific trademark law, protection of a trademark in Maldives is by way of publication of Trademark Cautionary Notice in local newspaper thereby cautioning the general public and trade about the ownership of the mark.
- Official Examination of a Trademark in Maldives/ Issuance of Office Action – In the absence of trademark law in Maldives, a trademark is not official examined.
- Publication / Advertisement of a Trademark – In the absence of a trademark law in Maldives, there is no provision for publication of a mark in Trademarks Journal.
- Opposition of Published Trademark – In the absence of a trademark law in Maldives, there is no provision for initiating opposition proceedings against a similar trademark.