Patent & PCT National Phase Applications
Angola patents have a duration of 15 years from date of filing and annual renewal fees are payable in advance from the first anniversary of the filing date. Angola patents have a duration of 15 years from the filing date with no possible extensions. Our dedicated team of Patent Attorneys provide a wide range of patent-related services across multiple industries and fields of technologies, including:
Prepare and prosecute patent, PCT and design applications;
Advise on the patentability of inventions;
License, franchise or assign Intellectual Property rights;
Payment of maintenance / renewal fees;
PCT National Phase Applications
Angola is a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The PCT National Phase entries provide a unified procedure for filing patent applications to protect intellectual property in each of its contracting states. A patent application filed under the PCT is called an international application, or PCT application. A single filing of an international application is made with a Receiving Office (RO) in one language. It then results in a search performed by an International Searching Authority (ISA), accompanied by a written opinion regarding the patentability of the invention, which is the subject of the application. The PCT National Phase entry essentially leads to a standard national or regional patent application, which may be granted or rejected according to applicable law, in each jurisdiction in which a patent is desired.
Angola is a member of the Paris Convention where each contracting state must grant the same IP protection to nationals of other contracting states, and provides for the right of priority in the case of patents, trade marks and designs. The Paris Convention is an international agreement which helps creators ensure that their intellectual property is protected in other countries. It applies to IP in the widest sense as it covers patents, trade marks and industrial designs to name a few.
Angola designs have a duration of 5 years from the filing date which is extendable for a further 10 years. Industrial designs are filed under the Hague Agreement which governs the international registration of industrial designs and allows protection in multiple countries or regions with minimal formalities.