MADAGASCAR: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

Drawings, photographs or a sample of the design are required upon filing.

Description of the design
The nature of the design, the corresponding class and an explanatory description.

Deed of Assignment
No set deadline.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) Together with a verified French translation, 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 renewal fees.

Madagascar Design Agents

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