Patents - General Information

  • You can claim priority according to Paris Convention within: 12 months from the first filing date.
  • Member of: PCT, Paris Convention, ARIPO.
  • Period of protection of a patent: 20 years.
  • Annuities: are to be paid in advance to the Director General for each year starting one year after the filing date. A period of grace of 6 months shall be allowed for the late payment of the annual fees.
  • Allowed time to submit the assignment deed from the date of signing the agreement: no time restrictions.