PCT

PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty International Patent Law Treaty The Patent Cooperation Treaty or PCT is an international patent law treaty. The PCT provides a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect inventions in each of its contracting states. A...

Paris Convention

Paris Convention The Protection of Industrial Property The Paris Convention applies to industrial property in the widest sense, including patents, marks, industrial designs, utility models, trade names, geographical indications and the repression of unfair...

Rwanda

Rwanda Trade Marks & Patents Rwanda Trade Marks Rwanda is a first to use country and whomever first uses a particular trade mark gets the rights. Rwanda recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for multi-class...

Algeria

Algeria Trade Marks & Patents Algeria Trade Marks Algeria is a first to file country and  trade mark registration is mandatory to be granted rights over a mark. Algeria recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for...

Egypt

Egypt Trade Marks & Patents Egypt Trade Marks Egypt is a first to file country and whomever first files a particular trade mark gets the rights. Egypt recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for multi-class filing. Egypt...

Ethiopia

Ethipoia Trade Marks & Patents Ethiopia Trade Marks Kenya is a first to use country and whomever first uses a particular trade mark gets the rights. Ethiopia recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for multi-class...

Namibia

Namibia Trade Marks & Patents Namibia Trade Marks Namibia is a first to file country and  trade mark registration is mandatory to be granted rights over a mark. Namibia recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for...

Nigeria

Nigeria Trade Marks & Patents Nigeria Trade Marks Nigeria recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for multi-class filing. Nigeria trade marks are valid for 7 years from the filing date and renewable for further periods of...

South Africa

South Africa Trade Marks & Patents South Africa Trade Marks South Africa is a first to use country and whomever first uses a particular trade mark gets the rights. South Africa recognises the goods and services classes from the Nice Classification and allows for...