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International Classification, 10th Edition


Good and services can be registered.

Priority Convention priority can be claimed.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable every 10 years following the filing of a trade mark application.
Use provisions A registration will be open to an action for cancellation if there is no bona fide use or legitimate excuse for non-use for a period of 5 years preceding such action.
Types of Patent

Substantive applications with or without priority claims;

PCT national phase applications;

Designation in European patent.

Priority Convention priority may be claimed.
Duration 20 years from the effective filing date, subject to the payment of annuities.
Annuities Renewal fees  are due annually on the second and each subsequent anniversary of the effective filing date.  Failure to pay renewal fees when due, or within a grace period of 6 months, will lead to lapse of the patent application or patent.
Priority Convention priority may be claimed.
Duration 5 years from the filing date, renewable for additional periods of 5 years up to a total of 25 years.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable on the 5th anniversary of the filing date and every 5 years thereafter until the expiry of the full term.