ARIPO
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)

what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Possible by applicant name, title, priority/PCT number
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and applicability
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
• Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)
• Copy of the specifications in English
• Deed of assignment from inventors, legalized
• Simple copy of the priority document
What you need to know
• Copy of POA must be submitted at the time of filing; original POA may be submitted within 2 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name/address, simply signed
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
• Recordal cannot be filed except by the filing agent on PTO records
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of asignment, simply signed
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
• Recordal cannot be filed except by the filing agent on PTO records
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, simply signed
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
• Recordal cannot be filed except by the filing agent on PTO records
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, certified copy
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language
• Recordal cannot be filed except by the filing agent on PTO records