Samoa

 

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 8th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Convention priority can 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 3 years  from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Innovation patents and standard patents, with or without priority claims

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration

The duration of a standard patent is 20 years from the filing date, provided that renewal fees are paid every 5 years. 

The duration of an innovation patent is 7 years with no renewals payable.

Annuities Renewal fees are payable in respect of standard patents only, every 5 years from the filing date of a patent application, and are only payable in respect of cases filed from 1st January 2017 onwards
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Duration 15 years from the filing date of the design application, provided that renewal fees are paid every 5 years.
Renewal Renewal fees are payable every 5 years from the filing date of a design application, and are only payable in respect of cases filed from 1st January 2017 onwards