DRC: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be notarised (no set deadline).

Two identical copies of the drawings, photographs or other graphic representations of the design are required upon filing. It is optional for the copies to be accompanied by an explanatory caption in French.

Deed of Assignment
Must be notarised (no set deadline).

Priority Documents
(if applicable) together with a verified French translation (no set deadline).

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 a possible extension of a further 5-year term upon payment of the required renewal fees. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees.

DRC Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 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.