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TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

Single class - however, classes are subdivided and the wording the list of goods to be included in the application must be in conformity with the local classification. 
Goods and services can be registered.  The wording of the goods to be included in an application should be in conformity with the local classification, which is almost identical to the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement.

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter.  There is no statutory grace period available for the late payment of renewal fees.  However, the Trademark Office may, upon request, grant a 6-month grace period for the late payment of a renewal fee 
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 2 years from the date of registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent Substantive with or without priority claim
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration

20 years from the date of completion of the filing formalities, subject to the payment of renewal fees

Annuities Renewal fees are due annually on each anniversary of the date of completion of the requirements, but are payable either yearly, as an accumulated fee for the entire 20 year period, or in two payments (the first for the 2nd to 10th years, and the second for the 11th to 20th years of protection) 
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration A design registration is valid for 7 years
Renewal Annuities are to be paid to maintain a design registration in force