ANGOLA: Trade Mark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  Madrid System
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Angola
Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be notarised and legalised up to the Angolan Consulate.
If we attend to legalisation: only scanned copy of signed Power of Attorney required.

Proof of activity of the Applicant
Certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register.
Notarised and legalised up to the Angolan Consulate.

Translation
A notarized Portuguese translation of the proof of activity.

Priority Documents
(if priority is claimed) A copy of the priority application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy and legalized up to the Angolan Consulate.
A notarized Portuguese translation of the priority documents.

Details of the Applicant
Full names.
Physical address.
Nationality / country of incorporation.

Details of the Trade Mark(s)
Word mark or logo.
If the trade mark is a logo, please send electronically.
Details of colours claimed, if applicable.

List of goods and/or services
(try to limit to 5 items per application, additional charges apply for each additional item over 5).

Details of priority Application, if applicable:
Number
Filing Date
Country

Further Information

Classification
The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class

Time Frames
Informal Search: 4 – 5 business days
Formal Search: +/- 3 months
From filing up to Registration: 18 – 24 months
Opposition Period: 2 months from publication
Duration: 10 years from filing date

Procedure
The informal search is done in an internal database that includes all trademarks published in Angola and the results are available within 4 to 5 business days.
The official search is done by the Angolan IP Office and takes about 3 months.
After filing, trademark applications are examined for formal and substantial requirements and conflict with prior registrations or pending applications.
Accepted applications will be published for a 2 months opposition period.

Angola Trade Mark Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trade mark agents in Africa: Our services include trade mark applications, maintenance and protection in Angola. The patent and trade mark attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.

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