Zambia

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
Services cannot be registered

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Renewal7 years from the filing date (or, if priority is claimed, from the priority date) and every 14 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 phase

Patents of Addition

 

PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Duration

Patents are granted for 16 years from the date of filing, and this term may be extended for one further period of up to five years on the ground of inadequate remuneration, and in exceptional circumstances a period of up to ten years. 

AnnuitiesRenewal fees are payable annually, on the 3rd and each subsequent anniversary of the filing date.
DESIGN INFORMATION 
Priority

Convention priority may be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationRegistered designs are valid for an initial term of five years from the filing date, which term is renewable for two further terms of five years each.
RenewalRenewal fees are payable on the 5th and 10th anniversaries of the filing date