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ClassificationInternational, Nice 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
Renewal7 years from the filing date, and every 14 years thereafter.  However, if the registration is pending or registered after 1st March 2015, the first renewal period is 10 years from the filing date and then further renewal fees are due every 7 years thereafter.
A grace period extends from the renewal date until 1 month after advertisement of the non-renewal in the Government Gazette
Use provisionsNon-use of a trade mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it vulnerable to an action for cancellation by third parties
Types of PatentSubstantive with or without priority claims
PCT national phase
PriorityConvention priority cannot be claimed
DurationRe-registration patents expire upon the expiration of the corresponding EP(UK) parent patent on which they are based
Local (substantive) patents expire 14 years after the filing date, but this period is extensible by 7 years and, in exceptional cases, 14 years.  By implication, PCT national phase applications will have the same term, and will do so until the relevant implementing regulations for the handling of PCT applications have been implemented.  We understand that, once these regulations are eventually passed, they will amend this term to 20 years from the international filing date.
AnnuitiesRenewal fees are due for payment annually on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date
Additional fees are payable to extend the term of the patent after the 14th year, for a further 7 or 14 year period
There is a 6 month grace period available
 Design protection can currently only be achieved by publishing a cautionary notice in the local newspaper.