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ClassificationInternational, Nice
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisionsNon-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from the date of 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/regional phase, either nationally or or via ARIPO regional system.  Please note that, although national phase applications may be filed and accepted in Lesotho, there is no guarantee that enforceable rights will be granted.  Consequently, ARIPO applications designating Lesotho are recommended at this time. 

PriorityPlease see entry for ARIPO
DurationPlease see entry for ARIPO
AnnuitiesPlease see entry for ARIPO

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationDesign registrations are valid for an initial term of five years from the filing date, extensible for two further terms of five years each upon payment of renewal fees
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.  A 6 month grace period is available