NAMIBIA: Design Applications
✓ Paris Convention
Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.
Power of Attorney
No set deadline.
Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations are required upon filing.
Description of the design
The article/s to which the design will be applied and if required, the purpose of the article and the material that the article will consist of. A statement of novelty and the class in which the design is to be registered.
(if applicable) Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.
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 two further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees.
Namibia Design Agents
Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Namibia. 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.