ANGOLA

Patents  •  Designs  •  Trade Marks
The Republic of Angola is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia, the DRC and Zambia. The Economy of Angola is one of the fastest-growing in the world while recovering from 27 years of the civil war. High international oil prices and rising oil production have contributed to the very strong economic growth since 1998.

Trade Marks

Nice Classification ✓
Madrid System ✘
Multi-class Applications ✘
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Registration Timetable:
From Filing to Registration,18 – 24 months.

Duration and Renewal:
10 years with optional 10-year renewal periods.

Angola is a First to File country.
(whomever first FILES the mark gets the rights)

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Patents

Paris Convention ✓
PCT ✓
Examination ✓
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Registration Timetable:
Complete Patent, 12 – 18 Months.

Duration and Renewal:
15 years from date of filing or the PCT International filing date.
No possible extensions.

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Designs

Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✘
Hague Agreement ✘
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Registration Timetable:
Registered Design, 12 – 18 Months.

Duration and Renewal:
The design has an initial term of 5 years from date of filing, with possible extensions of two further terms of 5 years each.

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Copyright

Copyright does NOT have to be registered in Angola.

Copyright Duration:
Literary, Musical or Artistic Works – the life of the author plus 50 years following death.
Photographic works or Applied Arts – the life of the author plus 25 years following death.

Economy

Angola’s key economic sectors:
Petroleum, uranium, diamonds, gold, bauxite, iron ore, phosphates, feldspar, metal products, fish processing, food processing, brewing, tobacco products, sugar, textiles.

Angola is one of world’s largest producers of:
Angola is the third largest producer of diamonds in Africa. Petroleum. Iron.

Main Export Partners (2012):
China, United States, India, South Africa.

Main Import Partners (2012):
China, Portugal, United States, South Africa, Brazil.