BOTSWANA: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND FILING REQUIREMENTS
ARIPO (African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation) with a central registry in Harare, Zimbabwe facilitates the central filing of patents, designs and trademarks.
(1.) The duration of protection of a trademark application in ARIPO is 10 years from the date of application. Thereafter renewable for further terms of 10 years.
(2.) Use is subject to national laws.
(3.) ARIPO members are signatory to the Paris Convention. Accordingly priority may be claimed while filing applications in ARIPO.
(4.) Multiple class registrations: appl
(1.) Full name, address and legal status of the applicant (including trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation, if incorporated).
(2.) List of goods and/or services.
(3.) A simply signed Power of Attorney in English.
(4.) welve prints for a device mark – not exceeding 9 cm x 9 cm
(5.) If Convention priority is claimed, a certified true copy of priority documents, together with a verified English translation if appropriate