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Cape Verde

Intellectual Property
Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Intellectual Property in Cape Verde

Smit & Van Wyk assists with the protection of Intellectual Property in Cape Verde, 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.
Patent Attorneys, Patent Registration, Patents

Patents

Cape Verde patents have a duration of 20 years from date of filing.  Cape Verde is not a member of any international or regional organisations however, provision is made for priority to be claimed from an application filed not more than 12 months prior.

Types of Patents:

  • Patents of Invention

Methods of medical diagnosis, treatment or surgery are not patentable. 

Trade Marks

Cape Verde trade marks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and are renewable every 10 years thereafter. Cape Verde is not a member of any international or regional organisations however, provision is made for priority to be claimed based on a first application in another country.

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Standard marks
  • Collective marks
  • Certification marks

The most current edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services is followed. Multi-class applications are possible.

Trademark Attorneys, Trademark Registration, Trademarks

Cape Verde designs have an initial term of 5 years from date of filing, with possible extensions of further terms of 5 years up to a limit of 25 years. Cape Verde is not a member of any international or regional organisations however, provision is made for priority to be claimed.

Types of Designs:

  • Industrial Designs

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