Namibia

 

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, Nice 5th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered, as can collective marks

Priority It is not currently possible to claim priority
Renewal 10 years from filing date, and then every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent
Substantive applications with or without priority claims;
Designation in ARIPO applications;
PCT national phase or via ARIPO regional designation
We would recommend that clients make use of the regional ARIPO route to obtain patent protection in Namibia, rather than the national route, because the registration procedure before ARIPO is comparably more efficient and reliable thanthat in Nambia.  
 
Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date
Annuities Annual renewal fees are payable
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

Duration Design registrations are valid for an initial term of 5 years from the filing date, which is renewable for two further periods of 5 years each
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date