RWANDADesign Applications

Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✘
Hague Agreement ✓

Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO.

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Drawings, photographs or other graphic representations are required upon filing.

Description of the design
An indication of the kind of product for which the design will be used.

Deed of Assignment
Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Priority Documents
(if applicable), in English or French, which 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.

Rwanda Design Agents

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