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The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) issued a public notice on August 23, 2022, announcing that as of September 1, 2022the Zambian registry will only issue e-mark registration certificates.
PACRA said its decision to move from paper-based trademark certificates to electronic certificates was made in an effort to keep up with technological advancements and stay innovative.
E-mark certificates will be delivered by email to the email address listed next to the service address. To ensure authenticity, e-mark certificates will be equipped with security features and a QR code.
However, certificates of deposit, certificates of registration and certificates of renewal will continue to be issued on paper (paper format). Only brand certificates will be issued electronically for now.
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