Locarno Agreement

Locarno Agreement International Classification for Industrial Designs The Locarno Agreement establishes a classification for industrial designs, from which the contracting states must indicate the classes and subclasses to which designs belong. This must also be done...

Major restructure for Zambia IP

Following the issuance of the commencement orders on new intellectual property acts, Zambia is currently under a major restructure in industrial property. The major changes consist of the following new acts: The new Patents Act, No. 40 of 2016, which replaces the...

New Zambian Acts

Zambia: The following Zambian Acts mentioned below have now become operational: Patents Act (No.40 of 2016) (this replaces the previous Patents Act – Chapter 400 of the Laws of Zambia.) The Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits Act (No.6 of 2016) (this is a new...

NAMIBIA: Design Applications

NAMIBIA: Design Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✘Hague Agreement ✓ARIPO ✓ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyNo set deadline. ArtworkDrawings, photographs or other graphic representations are required upon...

RWANDA: Design Applications

RWANDA: Design Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✘Hague Agreement ✓Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO. Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be filed within 3 months of the filing date....

SOUTH AFRICA: Design Applications

SOUTH AFRICA: Design Applications  Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✓Hague Agreement ✓ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be filed within 6 months of the filing date. ArtworkDrawings, photographs or other graphic...

EGYPT: Design Applications

EGYPT: Design Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✓Hague Agreement ✓ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be legalised up to the Egyptian Consulate and filed within 6 months of the filing date. ArtworkDrawings...

ETHIOPIA: Design Applications

ETHIOPIA: Design Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✘Locarno Classification ✘Hague Agreement ✘ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyMust be legalised and filed within 2 months of the filing date. ArtworkDrawings or photographs are...

NIGERIA: Design Applications

NIGERIA: Design Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs Paris Convention ✓Locarno Classification ✘Hague Agreement ✘ Design Filing Requirements Power of AttorneyNot set deadline. ArtworkDrawings or photographs are required upon filing. Description of the...