DJIBOUTI: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
(no set deadline).

Artwork
Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the article embodying the design are required upon filing.

Description of the design
The title and an indication of whether the product/s constitute the design or are in relation to how the design will be used (must be in French).

Deed of Assignment
(no set deadline).

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

Further Information

Deadlines
Priority can be claimed 6 months from the first filing date according to the Paris Convention.

Duration and Renewal
The design has an initial term of 5 years from the date of filing, with possible extensions of 2 further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees.

Djibouti Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Djibouti. The patent 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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