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.
National Patents are the most effective way of defending your invention if you only require protection in a single jurisdiction. If this is not enough for your needs, this country has signed international agreements on patents, which facilitate their internationalization:
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Patent Details and Timeframes
Body responsible for non-use cancellations
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National Filing Requirements
Remarks: Swaziland has not yet amended its law to implement the Harare Protocol (ARIPO) and the PCT. Accordingly, although Swaziland is member of ARIPO, the enforceability of patents registered via an ARIPO application designating Swaziland are uncertain. Furthermore, PCT national phase application, or a convention or non-convention application directly in Swaziland are not possible. Patent protection is possible by way of the extension of a granted United Kingdom patent (this extension is automatic) and the re-registration of a granted South African patent.
Remarks: Swaziland currently does not register Patents. The Trade Marks and Patents office only registers extensions in respect of patents already registered in other jurisdictions by filing the proof of registration either in South Africa or United Kingdom through a Patent Agent. There is no telling when the situation will be normalized.