Democratic Republic of the Congo 

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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If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

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 document (if applicable), legalized by the Congolese Consulate.
  •  Certified copy of the priority document, with a verified French translation.
  •  Duration: 5 years from the date of the application and renewable once for a total of 10 years.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Deed of assignment legalized by the Congolese Consulate.
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of name, with verified French translation, notarized..
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  Certificate of change of address, with verified French translation, notarized..
  •  Power of attorney, simply signed.
  •  License agreement, legalized by the Congolese Consulate, with a verified French translation.

Remarks: Examination: Formal examination. Grace Period: 6 months.

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