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

Zambia is an ARIPO Patent zone and an

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Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney – simply signed
  • 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


  • 7 years from filing date and every 14 years thereafter

Requirements for renewal

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed



Other ARIPO Patent zones

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Filing Requirements

  • Application to be signed by applicant or any person authorised to sign on behalf of the same, the name and nationality of the inventor must be stated and applicants residing outside Zambia must be given an address for service
  • Authorization of agent, no legalization
  • Specification, unsigned, in English language
  • Drawings


  • 16 years from the filing date of the application
  • First annual maintenance fees are due in respect of the fourth anniversary of application date
  • Payment must be made before the end of the third year, i.e. a year in advance of the fourth anniversary of the filing date of the application