Cape Verde 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

Additional Information

Discuss your Intellectual Property Protection strategy with us

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.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

Schedule Conference Call

Cape Verde

Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim


Substantive Examination


Body responsible for non-use cancellations

IP Office

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

2 months

Use Requirement Period

4 years


  •  Applicant data.
  •  Copy of priority document (if applicable).
  •  Patent title, abstract, description, claims and drawings.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Declaration of inventor, notarized.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Deed of assignment, notarized.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Certificate of change of name, notarized.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Certificate of change of address, notarized.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Deed of license, notarized.
  •  Power of attorney, notarized.

Remarks: It is mandatory to file original of all documents for each patent application duly translated into the Portuguese language.

Send us a message