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Djibouti Patent Law

what you need to know

EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not Possible
EXAMINATION
As to novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability
PUBLICATION
No Provisions
OPPOSITION
No Provisions
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the filing date and payable on pending applications for consecutive periods of 5 years. Grace period of 6 months for late payment with a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, simply signed
• 2 copies of abstract, claims and specifications in French
• 2 sets of drawings
What you need to know
• All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of change of name/address, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn French translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn French translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn French translation if made in a foreign language
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, notarized
What you need to know
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn French translation if made in a foreign language