CAPE VERDE: Patent Applications

✘  Paris Convention
✘  PCT
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be notarised (no set deadline).

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

Deed of Assignment
Must be in Portuguese or filed with a Portuguese translation. The document must be legalised. (no set deadline)

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

Further Information

Deadlines
Priority can still be claimed from an application filed no more than 12 months previously.

Examination
Formal examination is conducted.

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

Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
Annual maintenance fees are payable from the first anniversary of the filing date. There is no grace period to pay the maintenance fees

Cape Verde Patent Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. patent agents in Africa: Our services include patent filings, maintenance and protection in Cape Verde. 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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