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

Somalia

Convention Priority

Madrid Agreement

Somalia is an ARIPO Patent zone and an

Click here to view map

PCT

X PARIS CONVENTION

Other ARIPO Patent zones

Click here to view map

Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – signed by applicant and not legalized
  • Request for grant, containing:
    – The title of the invention
    – Details of the applicant, inventor and agent
    – Designation of States
    – Priority claim if priority to be claimed
  • Description
  • Claims
  • Abstract
  • Drawings

Duration

  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • Annual maintenance fees are payable to the ARIPO office
  • Annual maintenance fees are due in respect of each State for which the patent application/ patent should remain effective