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

Madrid Agreement

Sudan is an ARIPO Patent zone and an

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Filing Requirements

  • Authorization of Agent – legalized up to the Sudanese Embassy
  • Certificate of Incorporation – legalized up to the consulate of Sudan
  • 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 the application date

Requirements for renewal

  • Power of Attorney, incorporating an Arabic translation, either on the letterhead of the applicant, signed and stamped; or signed and notarized. N.B. Registered User entries must also be renewed



Other ARIPO Patent zones

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Filing Requirements

  • Application on prescribed form, stating:
    – Full names and nationality of applicant
    – His address for service
    – Short description of the invention
    – Indication of patent right or tights to be protected
    – If applicant is a body corporate, a certified copy of   certificate of registration or incorporation, legalized up to   Consul of Sudan, is to be filed
  • Power of Attorney – not legalized
  • Specification in English or Arabic
  • Claims, in English or Arabic
  • Drawings


  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • The annual renewal fees are due at the anniversary date of the filing of the application
  • Six months grace period is provided for late payment