BURUNDI: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  PCT

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

Specification, claims, drawings and abstract
The specification, claims, drawings and abstract are required on the day of filing in French or English.

Deed of Assignment
Together with a French translation (no set deadline).

Priority Document (if applicable)
(if applicable) together with a verified French translation, must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information

Formal examination is conducted.

The patent has a duration of 20 years from the date of filing, with no possible extensions.

Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
Renewal fees are payable from the first filing date. Subsequent renewal fees are due every 5 years on the 5th, 10th and 15th anniversaries of the filing date. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees.

Burundi Patent Agents

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