BOTSWANA: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention

Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
No set deadline.

Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the article embodying the design required upon filing.

Description of the design
Description of the design and how it is intended to be used.

Deed of Assignment
No set deadline.

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

Further Information


  • 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 fees.

Botswana Design Agents

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