SWAZILAND: Patent Applications
✓ Paris Convention
Patent protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.
For registration of a granted South African patent
Certified copy of a granted South Africa patent is required upon filing.
Power of Attorney
(No set deadline)
A granted UK/European (UK) patent automatically extends to Swaziland.
Formal examination is conducted.
The patent has a duration of 20 years from the date of filing if designated as an ARIPO state. If the patent is based on a South African or UK patent, then the patent will remain in force as long as the South African patent and UK patent remain in force.
Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
No renewal fees are payable if the patent is based on a UK patent. If the patent is based on a South African patent, then the fees are payable on the same date as the South African renewal fees fall due.
Swaziland Design Agents
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