ZAMBIA: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
  PCT
✓  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Required upon filing.

Specification, claims, drawings and abstract
Required upon filing.

A Deed of Assignment
No set deadline

Priority Document (if applicable)
Must be filed within 6 months of the filing date.

Further Information

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

Examination
Formal examination.

Duration
The patent has a duration of 16 years from date of filing or the PCT International filing date, with a possible extension of 5 years or in rare circumstances, 10 years.

Maintenance fees/Renewal fees
Annual maintenance fees are payable from the first anniversary of the filing date or from the PCT International filing date.  There is a 6-month grace period to pay the maintenance fees.

Zambia Patent Agents

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