Patents

International Arrangements:

  • WIPO (from 18 November 1982)

Types of Patents Available:

  • Patents of Invention
  • Patents of Addition

Note: As a result of the ongoing civil unrest, the filing and processing of all patent applications is indefinitely halted.

Novelty Requirement:

  • Absolute novelty is required.

Filing Requirements:

Patents of Invention:

  • Power of Attorney (simply signed) (required on the day of filing)
  • Specification, claims and abstract in English (required on the day of filing)
  • Formal drawings, if applicable (required on the day of filing)

Grant:

The term of a patent is fifteen years from the filing date, which is not extendable. The Patent of Addition expires with the main patent.

Renewal:

Renewal fees fall due annually commencing on the first anniversary of the filing date.

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