Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys specialize in design applications and design renewals in most African countries including Botswana.
Design applications to be filed with the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Power of Attorney
6 sets of formal drawings
Certified priority document.
New and original
Designs that cannot be registered:
Designs that are concerned only with how a product works, or
for parts of complex products that are not visible in normal use, or
contrary to law or morality.
Aesthetic, functional, industrial, graphic or product design, or patterns.
Design Protection Duration
15 years from the date of the application
Every 5 years from the date of the last application
The registered design owner (licensor) grants another party (licensee) permission or authorization to use the registered design. This is an agreement between the two parties and may require the licensee to pay the design owner (licensor) royalties.