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ClassificationInternational, Nice
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Renewal10 years from the application date and every 10 years thereafter (prior to 2007, the term was 14 years)
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claim;

Designation in ARIPO patent;

PCT national phase, either nationally or via ARIPO regional designation

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
DurationPatents are granted for an initial term of 15 years from the filing date - the patentee can request an extension to this 15 year term for a further 5 years by lodging a formal request for extension not more than 12 months and not less than 1 month before expiration of the initial term
AnnuitiesAnnuities are payable annually, commencing on the first anniversary of the local filing date of a patent application.  

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationDesigns are registered for an initial term of 5 years, extensible by two further terms of 5 years each
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date