TANZANIA: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  PCT
✓  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Patent protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
(no set deadline)

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

Description of the design
(no set deadline)

Deed of Assignment
(no set deadline)

Priority Documents
(if applicable) must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information

Deadlines
21 months for Chapter I applications and 31 months for Chapter II applications from earliest priority date for entering national phase under PCT.

Examination
Formative for all applications but inventions relating to specified fields may be subjected to a substantive examination.

Duration
The patent has a duration of 10 years from the date of filing or the PCT International filing date, with possible extensions of two further terms of 5 years each.

Maintenance fees / Renewal fees
Annual maintenance fees are payable from the first anniversary of the filing date or from the PCT International filing date.

Tanzania Design Agents

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