Intellectual Property in Angola
Smit & Van Wyk assists with the protection of Intellectual Property in Angola, including the filing, prosecution and enforcement of patents, designs, trade marks, copyright and plant breeders’ rights. Our team of Intellectual Property attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to give expert legal advice regarding your Intellectual Property portfolio. We can assist with the protection, prosecution and enforcement thereof. It is our mission to provide unparalleled service to our treasured clients by developing dynamic solutions which are tailored to suit individual Intellectual Property needs. The key to achieving this lies with our vibrant people, who are eager to go beyond the call of duty.
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 is a member of the PCT and the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property).
Types of Patents:
- Patents of Invention
- National Phase PCT Application
Food, pharmaceuticals, chemical products and medicines (for humans and animals) are not patentable but processes for their manufacture are.
Angola trade marks can be protected for an unlimited period of time, provided it is renewed every 10 years upon payment of a renewal fee. Angola is a member of the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property).
Types of Trade Marks:
- Standard marks
- Collective marks
The most current edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Angola designs have an initial term of 5 years from date of filing, with possible extensions of 2 further terms of 5 years each. Angola is a member of the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property).
Types of Designs:
- Industrial Designs
- Utility Model