Namibia is a member of ARIPO which means that patents, designs or trademarks may be registered with the official intellectual property office of Namibia or with ARIPO which requires the applicant to choose the specific member states where protection is required.

ARIPO member states include Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Namibia is also a member of the Berne Convention which protects copyright and PCT applications are also available for patents. Intellectual property applications to be delivered or mailed to the ARIPO Office in Harare, Zimbabwe, or via the Industrial Property Office of Namibia.

ARIPO Patents
Botswana · Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) · Gambia · Ghana · Kenya · Lesotho · Liberia · Malawi · Mozambique · Namibia · Rwanda · Sào Tomé and Príncipe · Sierra Leone · Sudan · Tanzania · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe.

ARIPO Trademarks
Botswana · Lesotho · Liberia · Malawi · Namibia · Sierra Leone · Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe.

Namibia Patent Attorneys deal exclusively with patent and trademark law in Namibia. Our fields of practice encompass all aspects relating to patents, trademarks, industrial designs and copyright as well as providing advice on the commercial rights attached to each of these forms of protection.