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African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI)
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OAPI Power of Attorney for Patents
POA

what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Granted and published inventions in the Official Gazette to be searched by title, subject matter, applicant and priority/ PCT number
EXAMINATION
As to form and utility of invention
PUBLICATION
Applications are not published prior to 18 months from the filing date or the earliest priority
OPPOSITION
No provisions
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date. Grace period of 6 months for late payment with a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from international filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Specification and abstract in English or French in triplicate; 3 sets of formal drawings
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
• Original or certified copy of Deed of Assignment
What you need to know
• Copy of POA must be submitted at the time of filing; original POA may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
• Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name/address, certified
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, certified
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, certified
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, certified
What you need to know
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