SÃO TOMÉ AND PRÍNCIPEDesign Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

São Tomé and Príncipe
Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
No set deadline. Must be in Portuguese or have a verified Portuguese translation.

Artwork
Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations are required upon filing.

Deed of Assignment
Together with a Portuguese translation.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) together with a verified Portuguese translation.

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 a duration of 15 years from the date of filing and the renewal fees are to be paid every 5 years. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees, subject to the payment of surcharges.

São Tomé and Príncipe Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in São Tomé and Príncipe. 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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