KISCH IP, although headquartered in South Africa and represented worldwide, is particularly active in Africa – where we utilise the services of a selected network of qualified and reliable agents. Read More


Considering that there are almost 60 territories in Africa, with a population of approximately 800 million, it is no surprise that the region has become a focal point for commercial expansion. At the same time, each country has its own set of intellectual property laws, with their own respective origins.


KISCH IP has developed – over the last 140 years – extensive knowledge and experience of the various legal systems and structures throughout Africa.


Further, because we view Africa as a reservoir of immense potential for global businesses and investors, we are eager to assist foreign and local clients with IP-related matters throughout the continent, as well as with general commercial legal services.

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Convention Priority

Madrid Agreement

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation – notarized and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate
  • The name, address and nationality of the applicant
  • Sample of mark, (not required for world marks)
  • A list of the goods / services and the classes pertaining thereto
  • A certified copy of the priority document, in the case that priority is to be claimed


  • 10 years from application date

Requirements for renewal

  • Power of attorney incorporating an Arabic translation – Notarized and legalized up to the Egyptian Consulate



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Filing Requirements

  • Extract from Commercial Register or Certificate of Incorporation of the applicant, legalized up to the Egyptian Consul, may be filed with the application or within four months from the filing date
  • Request for grant
  • Power of Attorney
  • Designation of inventor: full particulars of the applicant and inventor, i.e.
    – Name
    – Address
    – Nationality


  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • Annuities are payable as from the second anniversary of the filing date