SEYCHELLES: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  PCT
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements
For Registration of a Granted UK Patent

Power of Attorney
Must be notarised, is required upon filing.

UK Patent Required
A Certified copy of the granted UK patent is required upon filing.

For Registration of a Convention / PCT Application

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

Specification, claims, drawings and abstract
The specification, claims, drawings and abstract are required upon filing.

Deed of Assignment
Must be notarised (no set deadline)

Priority Document (if applicable)
If applicable. (no set deadline)

Further Information

Deadlines
31 months from earliest priority date for entering national phase under PCT.

Examination
Formal examination is conducted.

Duration
– The patent has a duration of 14 years from date of filing or the PCT International filing date, with a possible extension of 7 years or in rare circumstances, 14 years.
– A patent based on a UK patent remains in force for as long as the UK patent remains in force.

Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
– Annual maintenance fees are payable from the fourth anniversary of the filing date or from the PCT International filing date.  There is a 6-month grace period to pay the maintenance fees, subject to the payment of surcharges.
– No renewal fees are payable for patents based on a UK patent.

Seychelles Patent Agents

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