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Mozambique
Information on the filing of Patents, Trademarks & Designs in Mozambique

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TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS

1. Filing requirements

1.1 Full name, street address and description of the applicant (including trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation, if incorporated).
1.2 List of goods and/or services.
1.3 A power of attorney, signed before a Notary Public.
1.4 15 prints of the mark.

2. Classification

2.1 The 45 classes of the International Classification are followed.
2.2 Multiclass - Yes

3. General

3.1 Duration: 10 years from filing date and renewal for further periods of 10 years
3.2 Use: Compulsory. A declaration of intent to use must be filed every 5 years after application date
3.3 Licenses: Are permitted
3.4 Assignments of applications are permitted
3.5 Searches available within approximately 2-3 weeks from instruction and are conducted on an official register

4. Costs US$

4.1a Application: First trade mark $1160, additional marks filed simultaneously $980 each
4.1b Registration fees: $215 per mark
4.2 Declaration of Intent to Use $195 each
4.3 Assignment: First trade mark $530, additional trade marks filed simultaneously $315 each
4.4 Change of name or address: First trade mark $320, additional trade marks filed simultaneously $215 each
4.5a Renewal: First mark $700, additional marks renewed simultaneously $620 each 4.5b Late renewal fine: $235 (within 6 months of expiry date)
4.6 Search: 1 trade mark in 1 class $420

*** Above quotations exclude courier charges ***

 

PATENT AND DESIGN REGISTRATIONS

In our experience, it is better to file an ARIPO regional application designating at least Mozambique rather than a national application direcly in Mozambique . The main reason for our opinion is that ARIPO is run by WIPO and, accordingly, operates much more efficiently than the Mozambique Patent and Design Offices. Furthermore, the cost of filing an ARIPO application designating only Mozambique is about the same as the cost of filing a national application directly in Mozambique . A further benefit of the ARIPO route is that it is possible to designate other ARIPO member countries by paying additional designation fees at a relatively nominal surcharge.

For more information on ARIPO patents click here.

For more information on ARIPO designs click here.