Madagascar MADAGASCAR

PATENTS

Smit & Van Wyk, Inc. intellectual property attorneys specialize in patent applications, PCT applications, patent searches and patent renewals in most African countries including Madagascar.

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES

PATENT PROTECTION

Applications
Patent applications to be filed with the xxxxxxxx.

Application Requirements
Patent for Invention
Full names of the applicant.
Nationality of the applicant.
Physical and postal address of the applicant.
A signed Power of attorney.
3 copies of the specification and claims.
3 sets of the formal drawings.
An abstract in the range of 100 words.
A signed Deed of Assignment of the invention if the applicant is not the inventor.
A duly certified copy of the priority document, if priority is to be claimed.
(French translation required)

National Phase PCT
Full names of the applicant.
Nationality of the applicant.
Physical and postal address of the applicant.
A signed Power of attorney.
Copy of the specification, claims, drawings and an abstract as published by WIPO.
Copy of PCT international advertisement.
Copy of the Search Report.
Copy of the International Preliminary Report.
Copy of any changes, if any, made during the international phase process at WIPO.
Copy of the abstract.
(French translation required)

Patent Requirements
Absolute novelty (new and original)
Represents an inventive activity
Susceptible to industrial application
(Pharmaceutical, veterinary, cosmetic and food products are not patentable)

Patent Duration
15 years from the filing date.
May be extended for a further period of 5 years upon request.

Patent Renewals
Annually from the 2nd anniversary of the filing date.

PATENT LICENSING

The patent owner (licensor) grants another party (licensee) permission or authorization to use the patented invention. This is an agreement between the two parties and may require the licensee to pay the patent owner (licensor) royalties.

PATENT OFFICE

CONTACT US

Tel:
+27 12 349 7800

E-mail:
enquiries@svw.co.za

Physical Address
Block A
Apex Corporate Park
Quintin Brand Street
Persequor Technopark
Meiring Naudé Avenue
Pretoria
0184
South Africa

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Smit & Van Wyk. Inc. | Apex Corporate Park, Persequor Technopark, Pretoria, South Africa | Tel: +27 12 349 7800 | E-mail: enquiries@svw.co.za