The new Intellectual Property Law was introduced on 4th July 1999, and the first filings of trade marks were accepted at the Registry on 5th July 1999. A "single-class" system has been adopted, and applications are being accepted with the required notarised power of attorney to follow within three months of the filing date. Convention priority dates can be claimed as can colours. The duration of a trade mark registration is 10 years from the filing date in Mozambique. Mozambique had previously joined the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol with effect from 7th October 1998.

We welcome applications and enquiries for Mozambique from our clients.