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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Convention Priority

Madrid Agreement

Tanzania is an ARIPO Patent zone and an ARIPO Trade mark zone and an

Other ARIPO Trade mark zones

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of attorney
  • Description
  • Claim(s)
  • Abstract
  • Drawing(s)
  • Statement justifying that certain disclosure should be disregarded
  • English translation


  • 20 years from the filing date of the application
  • Annual fees are payable in respect of published applications or granted patents
  • The first annuities become due on the date of publication of the patent application
  • Further annuities are payable on the anniversaries of the filing date of the application