is a member of the International Convention, ARIPO, and of the
PCT (from 30 October 2003).
requirements for filing an application in Botswana are as follows:
A Power of Attorney - no legalization or notarization necessary;
(b) An Assignment of Invention (not required if the inventor(s)
and applicant(s) are the same) - no legalization or notarization
(c) A copy of the specification (including claims, formal drawings,
and abstract) in English; and
(d) A priority document and a verified English translation thereof.
note that the documents listed under item (c) are required on
the day of filing. Item (d) can be late lodged within 3 months
of the filing date and items (a), and (b) have no set deadline
estimate that the cost of filing a patent application in Botswana
will be between about US$ 1600.00 and US$ 1800.00 (excluding translation
costs, if necessary).
1. 1. Filing requirements
Full name, street address and description of the applicant (including
trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation, if
1.2 List of goods and/or services.
1.3 A simply signed power of attorney.
1.4 Priority documents (if applicable) with verified English translation
1.5 6 prints for a device mark, alternatively in electronic format
The 45 classes of the International Classification (Nice Agreement)
2.2 Several classes may be covered in a single application.
Duration: 10 years from date of application and renewable for
further periods of 10 years.
3.2 Use: Non-use by owner or licensee for a continuous period
of 3 years from registration, may render a mark vulnerable to
expungement upon request by a third party.
3.3 Collective marks: Registrable.
3.4 Licenses: Permitted.
3.5 Assignments: Assignment of applications permissible.
Application (black and white): 1st application/class $728.00;
each additional class filed simultaneously $106.00; each additional
mark filed simultaneously $566.00.*
4.2 Application (colour): 1st application/class $750.00; each
additional class filed simultaneously $106.00; each additional
mark filed simultaneously $623.00.*
4.3 Publication: $189.00 per trade mark.
4.4 Registration: $234.00 per trade mark.
4.5 Assignment: First trade mark $514.00, additional trade marks
filed simultaneously $188.00 each, preparation of documents $143.00.
4.6 Recordal of change of name: First trade mark $374.00, additional
trade marks filed simultaneously $135.00. 4.7 Recordal of change
of address: First trade mark $268.00, additional trade marks filed
simultaneously $81.00 each.
4.8 Recordal of change of address for services: First trade mark
$220.00, additional trade marks filed simultaneously $140.00 each.
4.9 Licences: First trade mark $523.00, additional trade marks
filed simultaneously $186.00 each, preparation of statement of
case $97.00; preparation of registered user documents $377.00.
4.10 Renewal: First registration/class $473.00, each additional
class renewed simultaneously $69.00; each additional registration
renewed simultaneously $305.00.
4.11 Search: From $425.00.
note that the application fee covers the filing costs and normal
prosecution of the application only. Additional costs could well
arise upon examination of the application which are difficult
to estimate as it would depend on the various requirements raised
by the Registrar i.e. disclaimers, admissions etc.
further note that the above amounts exclude the following up and
obtaining of certificates pertaining to renewal, assignment, licences,
change of name and change of address.