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

Individual character

Yes

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

Closure of CIPA revenue office

From today, September 16th, 2020, the CIPA Revenue Department (Gaborone, Botswana) is closed until further notice due to the Ministry of Health recommendations and will not receive any payments pertaining to intellectual property. Only online payments will be possible, however, some delays in Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) may be expected.   For further questions, please contact: africa@inventa.com

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