Utility Models: ARIPO

General Information

ARIPO (15 Member states = Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe.)

International Agreements : Paris Convention, Harare Protocol (ARIPO) & PCT .

Novelty Requirements : None disclosure prior to priority date.

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Substantive examination.

Protection Period : 10 Years

Publication : Yes - After acceptance.

Annuities : Yearly from 1st Anniversary

Grace period for payments : 6 months with fines.

Compulsory Licensing : Nationally.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Nationally.

 

Filing Requirements

Utility Models Filing Requirements

  1. Three (3) copies of specification etc. 
  2. Power of attorney. 
  3. Deed of assignment of invention. 
  4. Certified copy of priority application.

 

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