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...

ZAMBIA: Design Applications

ZAMBIA: Design Applications << Back Trade Marks Patents Designs ✓  Paris Convention ✓  ARIPO ✘  OAPI Design protection is obtainable via national filing or ARIPO. Filing Requirements Power of Attorney No set deadline. Artwork Drawings or photographs of the...

Copyright in Africa

How to Copyright in Africa In general, any original work made by a qualified person is eligible for copyright in Africa. Originality refers to the fact that the author must have created the work through the application of the author’s own creativity and labour. A...

ZAMBIA: Patent Applications

ZAMBIA: Patent Applications << Back Trade Marks Patents Designs ✓  Paris Convention ✓  PCT ✓  ARIPO ✘  OAPI Filing Requirements Power of Attorney Required upon filing. Specification, claims, drawings and abstract Required upon filing. A Deed of Assignment No set...

ZAMBIA: Trademark Applications

ZAMBIA: Trade Mark Applications << Back Trade Marks Patents Designs ✓  Paris Convention ✓  Madrid System ✘  ARIPO ✘  OAPI Filing Requirements Power of Attorney scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney (no notarization or legalization required) Priority...

ARIPO: Trademark Applications

ARIPO: Trademark Applications Trade Marks Patents Designs ✓  Convention Priority ✓  International Classification ✓  Nice Agreement ✓  Multi-class Application ✘  Madrid Agreement ARIPO is a multi-national organisation with headquarters based in Harare, Zimbabwe. A...