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

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
9th edition (some member states use the 7th or 8th edition) – multiclass application; however, the same application may not include both goods and services
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
Depends on member states
OPPOSITION PERIOD
3 months from the publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Depends on member states
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from the filing date and renewable for like periods
USE REQUIREMENTS
Use depends on the national law of each country

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified with English translation
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name/address with verified English translation
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment with verified English translation
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger with verified English translation
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Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement with verified English translation
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