Sudan

 

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 9th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and 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 claims

Designation in ARIPO patent

PCT national phase or via ARIPO regional designation

However, please note that there is currently some uncertainty regarding the enforceability of rights obtained through the filing of an ARIPO application designating Sudan.  Furthermore, whilst it is possible to file PCT national phase applications in Sudan, the national law has not yet been amended to handle such applications.  Accordingly, it is not clear whether enforceable rights can be obtained via PCT national phase filings in Sudan.

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration A patent is valid in Sudan for 20 years from the effective filing date of the application. 
Annuities Renewal fees are due annually on each anniversary of the effective fling date.  A 6-month grace period is available
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration Industrial designs are valid for an initial term of 5 years from the filing date of the application, and may be renewed for two successive 5-year periods
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date.  A grace period of 6 months is available