Botswana

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.

TRADE MARK INFORMATION 
ClassificationInternational, Nice
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from date of filing, and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisionsNon-use of a mark renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.  An action may be brought when a mark has not been used for a continuous period of 3 years preceding one month before the date of the request for cancellation.
PATENT INFORMATION 
Types of Patent

Substantive, with or without priority claim;

Designation in ARIPO patent;

PCT national/regional phase, either nationally or or via ARIPO regional system.  Please note that, although national phase applications may be filed and accepted in Botswana, there is no guarantee that enforceable rights will be granted.  Consequently, ARIPO applications designating Botswana are recommended at this time. 

PriorityPlease see entry for ARIPO
DurationPlease see entry for ARIPO
AnnuitiesPlease see entry for ARIPO
DESIGN INFORMATION 
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationDesign registrations are valid for an initial term of five years from the filing date. This term is extendible upon payment of the relevant fees for two further terms of five years each
RenewalPayable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date