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ClassificationInternational, Nice 10th Edition
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter.  6 month grace period on payment of late fine
Use provisions

Applicant must prove use during the last year of validity.

Can be struck off the register for non-use, if non-use for a continuous period of 3 years can be proven

Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

PCT national phase

PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
DurationPatents are granted for a term of 20 years from effective filing date
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are payable annually in advance, on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the effective date of filing
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
DurationDesigns are registered for an inextensible term of 10 years from the filing date.  
RenewalNo annuities are payable.  A fee to maintain the design for the full term is included in the filing fee