Botswana 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your product

Industrial Design Registrations are a way of protecting the aesthetical characteristics of your products. By filing a successful industrial you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit the aesthetical characteristics of your product for a period of time.

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Botswana

Design Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Novelty

Absolute Novelty

Originality

Yes

Individual character

Yes

Opposition Period

Special Case

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Requirements

  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Applicant data.
  •  Graphical representation.
  •  Assignment of the design (if applicable), simply signed, with a verified English translation.
  •  Copy of the priority document (if applicable), certified, with a verified English translation..
  •  Duration: 5 years from the date of the application and renewable twice for a total of 15 years.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of assignment, certified or original, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address, with verified English translation.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement, certified or original, with verified English translation.

Remarks: Examination: Formal examination. Grace Period: 12 months.

Latest news

ANNOUNCEMENT

CIPA’s office in Gaborone closed for relocation

Companies & Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is relocating its office in Gaborone, Botswana, and it will be closed from the 28th September 2018 until 29th October 2018. During this period all CIPA’s services will be unavailable, which will prevent the completion of any procedure requiring its intervention.   The new CIPA’s office will be installed in the following address: Block A, Plot 54358, Prime Plaza Building, New CBD (Former CEDA Building)   While the relocation takes place, minimum services will be ensured by Francistown, Serowe and Maun dependencies.

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