Malawi

 

 

 

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  
Classification

International

Single class

Goods and services can be registered

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and then every 10 years thereafter 
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

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 Malawi, there is no guarantee that enforceable rights will be granted.  Consequently, ARIPO applications designating Malawi are recommended at this time. 

Priority See entry for ARIPO
Duration See entry for ARIPO
Annuities See entry for ARIPO
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

Duration

Designs are registered for a period of five years, renewable for two further five year periods.

Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date