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.

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Mauritius

Convention Priority

X Madrid Agreement

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – legalised by Apostille
  • 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 application date

Requirements for renewal

  • No documents are required

X PCT

PARIS CONVENTION

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Filing Requirements

  • Request for grant
  • A description of the invention
  • Claim(s)
  • Drawings
  • Abstract

Duration

  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • A maintenance fee is payable annually beginning one year after the filing date of the application