DJIBOUTI: Patent Applications
✓ Paris Convention
Power of Attorney
Required upon filing.
Specification, claims, drawings and abstract
The specification, claims and abstract are required upon filing. A verified French translation must be filed within 3 months. Any formal drawings are required upon filing.
Deed of Assignment
Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.
Priority Document (if applicable)
(if applicable) Together with a verified French translation, must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.
Formal examination is conducted.
The patent has a duration of 20 years from date of filing.
Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
The first renewal fee is payable with the application fee. Subsequent renewal fees are due every 5 years on the 5th, 10th and 15th anniversaries of the filing date.
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