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


Convention Priority

X Madrid Agreement

Mozambique is an ARIPO Patent zone and an

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – notarised
  • The name, address and nationality of the applicant
  • Sample of mark (not required for word 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


  • In addition to 10 yearly renewals it is also necessary to file a DIU (Declaration of Use) every five (5) years.

Requirements for renewal

  • Power of Attorney notarised, incorporating a Portuguese translation
  • The DIU itself is the only document needed



Other ARIPO Patent zones

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – (in Portuguese), signed by applicant, notarized and legalized by the Mozambican Consulate in the country of origin
  • A description
  • Claims
  • Abstract
  • Drawings (where appropriate)
  • Applications must be in Portuguese


  • 20 years from the filing date of the application