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ClassificationInternational, Nice 8th Edition
Single class
Goods and services can be registered
PriorityConvention priority may be claimed
Renewal10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from application date renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties. If use is likely to be limited in Zimbabwe, we would recommend that careful records are kept in order to avoid the risk of a cancellation action.

Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

Designation in ARIPO patent

PCT national phase, or via ARIPO regional phase

PriorityConvention priority can be claimed
DurationPatents are granted for a term of 20 years from the effective filing date
AnnuitiesAnnuities are payable on the third and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date

Convention priority can be claimed

See also ARIPO designs

DurationRegistered designs are valid for an initial period of 10 years, which term is renewable for a further term of 5 years.
RenewalA renewal fee is payable on the 5th anniversary of the filing date