Congo, Democratic Republic of


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ClassificationInternational, Nice 9th Edition
Goods and services can be registered
Specification of goods must be filed in French
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
3 month grace period available on payment of a late fine
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claims;
Patents of Importation;
Incentive certificates
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed.
DurationNon-pharmaceutical patents have a 20 year term.
Pharmaceutical patents have a 15 year term.
Patents of Importation expire upon the expiry of the base patent.
AnnuitiesRenewals are payable annually on the second anniversary of the filing date (for the third year), and each year thereafter (the renewal fees for the first and second years are included with the filing fee).
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Duration5 years from the filing date, renewable for one further term of 5 years
RenewalRenewals must be paid prior to the expiration of the first 5 year term
There is a 6 month grace period available