The Republic of Seychelles has acceded to the Harare Protocol on Patents and Industrial Designs, so becoming the 21st ARIPO Member State. The instrument of accession was received by the ARIPO Director General on 1st October 2021 and means that, with effect from 1st January 2022, users of the ARIPO system can designate the Seychelles in their patent and design applications.


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