MOZAMBIQUE: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  PCT

Patent protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

Filing Requirements

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

Specification, Claims and Drawings
The specification, claims and drawings are required upon filing, in English or Portuguese. A Portuguese translation of the title and abstract are required upon filing. If the specification was filed in English, a verified Portuguese translation must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Deed of Assignment
(or certified copy thereof) No set deadline.

Priority Documents
(if applicable) Together with a verified Portuguese translation, must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

Further Information

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

Formal examination is conducted.

The patent has a duration of 20 years from the date of filing or the PCT International filing date, with no possible extensions.

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.

Mozambique Design Agents

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