SIERRA LEONE: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

SIERRA LEONE
Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
No set deadline.

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

Description of the design
An indication of the kind of product/s for which the design will be used. A specimen of the article embodying the design is required, where the design is two-dimensional.

Deed of Assignment
No set deadline.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) 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 two 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.

UK designs automatically extends to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Sierra Leone. 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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