Cost of Starting Business in Tanzania, Brela Fee Structure 2021

BRELA charges registration and other fees to customers interested in registering and maintaining business names, corporations, service/trade marks, patents, and industrial licenses in accordance with the BRELA price structures shown below.

BRELA Fees Structure for Companies

SNOBRELA FEES DESCRIPTIONFEE AMOUNT
1Company whose nominal share capital is:
– More than Tshs. 20,000/= but not more than Tshs. 1,000,000/=TSHS 95,000 /=
– More than Tshs. 1,000,000/= but not more than Tshs. 5,000,000/=TSHS 175,000 /=
– More than Tshs. 5,000,000/= but not more than Tshs. 20,000,000/=TSHS 260,000 /=
– More than Tshs. 20,000,000/= but not more than Tshs. 50,000,000/=TSHS 290,000 /=
– More than Tshs. 50,000,000/=TSHS 440,000 /=
2For registration of a company not having a share capital where the number of members as stated in the Articles of Association:TSHS 300,000 /=
3Filling fee for the application, meaning shs. 22,000/= for each document i.e Memorandum and Articles of Association, Forms no. 14a and 14b.TSHS 66,000 /=
4Each Stamp duty for each copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association is chargedTSHS 10,000 /=
5Stamp duty for Form no. 14b is chargedTSHS 1,200 /=
6For reservation of a company nameTSHS 50,000 /=
7For company name changeTSHS 22,000 /=
8For the receipt and/or registration by Registrar of any document which under the Act is to be delivered to himTSHS 22,000 /=
9For the late filing/registration fee to be paid to the Registrar of any document delivered to him (per month or part thereof)TSHS 2,500 /=
10For filing of Annual ReturnsTSHS 22,000 /=
11For certification of any document, per pageTSHS 3,000 /=
12For making search in any file/perusalTSHS 3,000 /=
13For obtaining a written search report per fileTSHS 22,000 /=
14Fees payable by a company to which Part XII of the Act applies
– For the registration of certified copy of a charter, statute or memorandum and articles of the company, or other instrument constituting or defining the constitution of the companyUSD 750 /=
– For registration of filling any document required to be delivered to the Registrar under Part XII of the Act/other than the balance sheetUSD 220 /=
– For filling of Balance SheetUSD 220 /=
– For late filing/registration fee to be paid to the Registrar of any document delivered to him out of time (per month or part thereof)USD 25 /=
15For obtaining a copy of Certificate of IncorporationTSHS 4,000 /=

BRELA Fees Structure for Business Names

SNOBRELA FEES DESCRIPTIONFEE AMOUNT
1Application feeTSHS 15,000 /=
2Maintenance fee (paid annually)TSHS 5,000 /=
3On application to register of Notice of Cessation of BusinessTSHS 10,000 /=
4On application to register any alteration in particulars registeredTSHS 15,000 /=
5For every inspection of the registerTSHS 2,000 /=
6For an uncertified copy of an extract on the whole, of any document in the custody of the Registrar, per page or part of a pageTSHS 3,000 /=
7For certifying any document or extract of a documentTSHS 4,000 /=
8For issue of duplicate certificate of any registrationTSHS 15,000 /=
9For making out of time any application which is required to be made within a prescribed period, in addition to any other fee payable, for every month or part of a month in defaultTSHS 1,000 /=

Fees Structures for Service or Trade Marks

SNOBRELA FEES DESCRIPTIONFEE AMOUNT
1Application to the Registrar for protection of a TM/SMTSHS 50,000 /=
2Appointment of representative (power of attorney) regulation 11No Fee
3Additional representations of the trade mark accompanying each form of applicationNo Fee
4On request to the Registrar to state grounds of decision relating to an application to register a mark and materials used.TSHS 50,000 /=
5On notice of opposition to the Registrar under section 27 for each application opposed by opponent. The coloured proposal is to avoid the change problemsTSHS 60,000 /=
6On lodging a counter statement in answer to a Notice of opposition under section 27, for each applicant opposed, by the applicant or in answer to a notice of opposition under any of the sections 29, 3TSHS 50,000 /=
7On hearing of each opposition, by applicant, and by the opponent respectively or on the hearing of an application under sections 29, 30, 35 and 36 by the applicant and by the proprietor respectively.TSHS 70,000 /=
8For one registration of a mark for a specification of goods included in one class.TSHS 60,000 /=
9For registration of a series of marks under section 24(2) for a specification of goods and services included in one class. For the first mark.TSHS 60,000 /=
10For each subsequent mark.TSHS 30,000 /=
11For renewal of registration of a mark at the expiration of last registration.TSHS 30,000 /=
12For renewal if registration of a series of marks under section 24(2) at the expiration of the last registration. For the first mark.TSHS 30,000 /=
13For every other mark of the series.TSHS 10,000 /=
14Additional fee under Regulation 54.TSHS 30,000 /=
15Restoration fees under Regulation.TSHS 30,000 /=
16On application to register a subsequent proprietor in a case of assignment or transmission of a single markTSHS 50,000 /=
17For altering one or more entries of the trade or business address of a registered proprietor or a registered user of mark where the address in each case is the same and is altered in the same way-ForTSHS 50,000 /=
18For every other entry.TSHS 10,000 /=
19Request for alteration of trade or business address in register of MarksTSHS 20,000 /=
20On application to dissolve the association between registered marks.TSHS 50,000 /=
21On request, not otherwise changed, for correction of clerical error or for permission to amend application.TSHS 15,000 /=
22On application to change the name or description of a proprietor or a registered user of a single mark where there has been no change in the proprietorship or in the identity of the owner.TSHS 20,000 /=
23On application to change the name or description of a proprietor or a registered user of more than one mark, standing in the same name, where there has been no change in the proprietorship or in the iTSHS 20,000 /=
24And for each subsequent mark.TSHS 10,000 /=
25For cancellation of an entry or part of an entry of a mark in the register on the application of the application of the registered proprietor of a mark.TSHS 30,000 /=
26On application by the registered proprietor to strike out goods from those which the mark is registered.TSHS 20,000 /=
27On request by the registered proprietor of a mark for entry of disclaimer or memorandum in the register.TSHS 10,000 /=
28On application to the Registrar for leave to add to or alter a single registered mark.TSHS 15,000 /=
29On application to the Registrar for leave to add to or alter more than one registered mark of the same proprietor, being identical marks the addition to be made in each case, being the same. For the fTSHS 15,000 /=
30And for every other mark.TSHS 10,000 /=
31On application under any of the sections 29, 30, 35 and 36 for rectification of the register or removal of a mark from the register.TSHS 30,000 /=
32On application for leave to intervene proceedings under any of sections 29, 30, 35 and 36 for rectification of the Register or removal of a mark from the markTSHS 30,000 /=
33For each search under Regulation 95.TSHS 10,000 /=
34For certificate of Registrar (other than certificate under section 22(2) of the registration of a markTSHS 30,000 /=
35For certificate of the Registrar (other than certificate 22(2) of registration of series of marks under section 24(2)TSHS 30,000 /=
36For cancelling or making one or more entries of an address for service of registered proprietor or a registered proprietor or a registered user of a mark (except where the change is by order of a loTSHS 10,000 /=
37And for every other entry.TSHS 50,000 /=
38On notice of opposition to application for leave to add to or alter registered marks, for each application opposed.TSHS 30,000 /=
39For every entry in the register of rectification thereof or alteration therein not otherwise changed.TSHS 30,000 /=
40For every entry in the register of rectification thereof or alteration therein not otherwise changed.TSHS 30,000 /=
41On request to enter in the register and advertise a certificate of validity under section 51 and Regulation 73. For the first registration certified.TSHS 30,000 /=
42And for every other registration certified in the same certificate.TSHS 10,000 /=
43On application to register the same registered user of more than one registered mark of the same registered proprietor in respect of goods and services within the respective specifications thereon andTSHS 60,000 /=
44And for every other mark of the proprietor included in the application and statement of case…………TSHS 20,000 /=
45On application by the proprietor of more than one mark, under paragraph (a) section 46(q) to vary the entry of a registered user thereof, For the first mark………..TSHS 30,000 /=
46And for every other mark of the proprietor for which the same user is registered, included in the application.TSHS 50,000 /=
47On application by the proprietor of a mark or by a registered user for the cancellation of entry of a registered user.TSHS 6,000 /=
48On application for cancellation of entry of registered user of mark under section 46(c) and Regulation 80TSHS 6,000 /=
49On notice under section 46 Regulation 81 of intention to intervene in one proceeding for the variation or cancellation of entries of a registered user of marks.TSHS 12,000 /=
50For inspection of the registerTSHS 5,000 /=
51For inspection of the registerTSHS 5,000 /=
52For permission to search amongst the classified representations of marks, for every class.TSHS 5,000 /=
53For uncertified copies of documents for every page or part of a page.TSHS 5,000 /=
54For certifying documents or extracts.TSHS 5,000 /=
55For duplicate copy of certificate of Registration.TSHS 10,000 /=
56For advertisement in the Gazette of any application.TSHS 15,000 /=
57Maintenance fees of files.TSHS 5,000 /=

BRELA Fees Structure for Patents

SNOBRELA FEES DESCRIPTIONFEE AMOUNT
1Appointment of representative (power of attorney) regulation 7 (3)No Fee
2On request for grant of a patent (sections 23 ;regulation 8)TSHS 12,000 /=
3On request for grant of a utility certificate (Sections 23and 72)TSHS 10,000 /=
4On request for Registrar’s certificate authorizing the release of a sample from a culture collection (regulation 10(2)TSHS 4,000 /=
5On request by Registrar for information concerning corresponding foreign applications, patents or other titles of protection regulation 20(1)No Fee
6Invitation to correct application for grant of patent or utility certificate (regulation 25 (1), 52)No Fee
7Notification of decision refusing application for grant of patent or utility certificate on grounds of non-compliance with formal requirements (regulations 25(2).52)No Fee
8Notification that application for grant of patent or utility certificate complies with formal requirements (regulations 25(3),52)No Fee
9Notification of non-compliance with substantive requirements and invitation to submit observations and/or amended applications for grant of patent (regulation 26(3)No Fee
10Notification of decision refusing to grant patent on grounds of non-compliance with requirements (Section 26(4)No Fee
11Notification of decision to grant patent or utility certificate (regulations 28(1)(a)52)No Fee
12On amendment of application (section 20, regulation 22)TSHS 8,000 /=
13On filling corrections (Section 25(3)(b); regulation 25TSHS 8,000 /=
14For an international-type search (section 26(2)(a): regulation 26(1)TSHS 10,000 /=
15On grant of patent Section 28 regulation 28(1)(a)TSHS 10,000 /=
16On grant of utility certificate Sections 28 and 72 regulations 27(1)(…and 52(1))TSHS 8,000 /=
17Certificate of grant of patent regulation 29(3)No Fee
18Certificate of grant of utility certificate (regulations 29(3),52(1)(c)No Fee
19Annual fee for patents (section 39(1); regulation 30
– 1st anniversaryTSHS 4,000 /=
– 2nd anniversaryTSHS 5,000 /=
– 3rd anniversaryTSHS 6,000 /=
– 4th anniversaryTSHS 7,000 /=
– 5th anniversaryTSHS 8,000 /=
– 6th anniversaryTSHS 9,000 /=
– 7th anniversaryTSHS 10,000 /=
– 8th anniversaryTSHS 11,000 /=
– 9th anniversaryTSHS 12,000 /=
– 10th anniversaryTSHS 13,000 /=
– 11th anniversaryTSHS 14,000 /=
– 12th anniversaryTSHS 15,000 /=
– 13th anniversaryTSHS 16,000 /=
– 14th anniversaryTSHS 17,000 /=
20Annual fee for utility certificates (Sections 39(1) and 72(1): (regulations 30 and 52))
– 1st anniversaryTSHS 3,000 /=
– 2nd anniversaryTSHS 4,000 /=
– 3rd anniversaryTSHS 5,000 /=
– 4th anniversaryTSHS 6,000 /=
– 5th anniversaryTSHS 7,000 /=
– 6th anniversaryTSHS 8,000 /=
21Surcharge for extension of the time for payment of annual fee (Section 39 (2);regulation 30 (3))
– Not exceeding one monthTSHS 1,000 /=
– Not exceeding two monthsTSHS 2,000 /=
– Not exceeding three monthsTSHS 3,000 /=
– Not exceeding four monthsTSHS 4,000 /=
– Not exceeding five monthsTSHS 5,000 /=
– Not exceeding six monthsTSHS 6,000 /=
22On application for extension of term of a patent (Section 38(2);regulation 31)TSHS 12,000 /=
23Application for restoration of a lapsed patent or utility certificate or of an application which is deemed to have been withdrawn (regulations 32.52)No Fee
24On restoration of a lapsed patent or utility certificate or application which is deemed to have been withdrawn (regulations 32 and 52)TSHS 10,000 /=
25On offer to surrender a patent or utility certificate or claim(s) therein (Sections 62 and 72 regulations 33(1) and 52)TSHS 8,000 /=
26On notice of opposition to offer to surrender a patent or utility certificate or claim(s) therein (regulations 33(2) and 52)TSHS 10,000 /=
27On request for alteration of name, nationality, address or address for service (regulation 35)TSHS 4,000 /=
28On application to record change in ownership, of a patent or utility certificate or application for a patent or utility certificate (regulations 36 and 52)TSHS 4,000 /=
29On request for inspection of register (regulation 37(2)TSHS 1,000 /=
30On request certified copies or extract from the register (regulation 38)TSHS 4,000 /=
31On request for the correction of an error in the register or in any connected document (regulation 39(1)TSHS 1,500 /=
32On request for the correction of an error relating to patent, patent application , utility certificate or utility certificate application (regulation 39(2)TSHS 1,500 /=
33On notice of opposition to the correction of an error relating to a patent or utility certificate (regulation 39(2)TSHS 4,000 /=
34On application for recordal of order or court (regulation 40)TSHS 1,000 /=
35On petition for registration of licence contract Section 47; regulation 43)TSHS 8,000 /=
36Certificate of receipt of petition for registration of licence contract (regulation 44(1)No Fee
37On request for entry in the register to the effect that licences under the patent or utility certificate are available as of right (Section 60(1) and 72 regulation 5091) and 52)No Fee
38Certificate of registration of licence contract (regulation 46)No Fee
39On request for conversion of an application for utility certificate into an application for a patent or vice versa (section 74; regulation 52(2)TSHS 5,000 /=
40On request for conversion of an application for a patent into an application for a utility certificate (section 74; regulation 52(2)TSHS 3,000 /=
41On police of objection to application for entry to be made under regulation 50(1) (Section 60(3) regulation 50(2)TSHS 10,000 /=
42On application for cancellation of entry to be made under regulation 50(1) (Section 60(7)TSHS 1,500 /=
43On request for extension of time limit (regulation 55(1)No Fee
44On provision of copies of documents under section 5(c) per pageTSHS 300 /=
45On request for bearing (regulation 65)TSHS 10,000 /=
46Transmittal fee for international application (regulation 53)TSHS 5,000 /=
47Fee for preparation of copies of international application per page 53TSHS 1,500 /=
48Special fee referred to in Section 32(1)(b) and (2)(b)TSHS 4,000 /=

Fees Structure for Industrial Licenses

SNOBRELA FEES DESCRIPTION ON INVESTMENT COSTBRELA FEES AMOUNT
1Less than 5,000,000TSHS 10,000 /=
2More than 5,000,000 but not exceeds 10,000,000TSHS 50,000 /=
3More than 10,000,000 but not exceeds 50,000,000TSHS 100,000 /=
4More than 50,000, 000 but not exceeds 100,000,000TSHS 500,000 /=
5More than 100,000,000TSHS 800,000 /=

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