Angola

 
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TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice 8th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityAlthough Angola acceded to the Paris Convention in 2007, no express provision has yet been made in Angolan law to implement Convention priority.  Nevertheless, it is advised to claim priority as the Angolan Registry appears to accept priority claims
Renewal10 years from the application date, and every 10 years thereafter
There is a 12 month grace period available upon payment of a late fine, the cost of which increases after the first 4 months of the grace period
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of "years" from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.  The number of years is not mentioned in the law, evidently due to a printing error, and it remains to be seen how the authorities will interpret the law in this regard
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claims
PCT national phase, although the law in Angola has not yet been amended to provide for such applications and therefore there remains an element of doubt as to their enforceability
PriorityAlthough Angola acceded to the Paris Convention in 2007, no express provision has yet been made in Angolan law to implement Convention priority.  Nevertheless, it is advised to claim priority as the Angolan Registry appears to accept priority claims
DurationPatents are granted for a term of 15 years from the effective date of filing, although once the new law is implemented, the duration for PCT national phase applications will extend to 20 years
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are payable annually, on each anniversary of the effective filing date
DESIGN INFORMATION 
PriorityAlthough Angola acceded to the Paris Convention in 2007, no express provision has yet been made in Angolan law to implement Convention priority.  Nevertheless, it is advised to claim priority as the Angolan Registry appears to accept the same
DurationDesigns are registered for an initial term of 5 years from the filing date, which term is extensible for two further periods of 5 years each
RenewalRenewal fees are payable annually, on each anniversary of the filing date