Patents - General Information

  • You can claim priority according to Paris Convention within: 12 months from the first filing date.
  • Member of: Paris Convention.
  • Period of protection of a patent: 20 years.
  • Annuities: are to be paid from the third year of the filing date.
  • Allowed time to submit the assignment deed from the date of signing the agreement: no time restrictions.

Three sorts of patents can be filed in Congo; a patent of invention, a patent of importation and a patent of improvement. We have covered in our website one type of patent which is patent of invention.