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International, Nice 9th Edition
Goods and services can be registered

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and then every 10 years thereafter
Use provisionsThe current law provides for the removal of a registration on the grounds of three years’ non-use counting from the registration date, up to one month before the application to remove.
Types of PatentSubstantive, with or without priority claims
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
DurationPatents are granted for a term of 20 years from the filing date
AnnuitiesAnnuities are payable on each anniversary of the filing date, commencing on the third anniversary and annually thereafter.   No grace period is currently provided for in the law.
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed

Registered designs are granted for an initial term of 5 years from the filing date of the application, renewable for two further terms of 5 years each up to a maximum of 15 years in total.  

RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.  A three month grace period is available on payment of a surcharge.