AFRICA & FOREIGN JURISDICTION

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.

Please choose your desired region

Libya

Convention Priority

X Madrid Agreement

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation – notarized and legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant’s home country
  • Certified copy of the Certificate of Incorporation (or an extract from the Commercial Register) – legalized up to the Libyan Consulate in the applicant’s home country
  • A certified copy of the home or foreign Registration Certificate for the same mark – legalised up to the Libyan Consulate in the country where the Registration Certificate was issued
  • 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

Duration

  • 10 years from the application date

Requirements for renewal

  • Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation

PCT

PARIS CONVENTION

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Filing Requirements

  • Request for grant
  • Power of Attorney – legalized
  • Applicant’s Certificate of Incorporation, legalized
  • Description
  • Claims
  • Abstract
  • Drawings
  • All documents must be in Arabic or accompanied by an Arabic translation

Duration

  • 15 years from the filing date, conditionally extendable by another five years
  • Annual maintenance fees for the entire term are due after advertisement and before grant