Supported patent filings

Direct Filing

Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: Yes**
Language: English
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes: * Notarized and legalized at an Ethiopian consulate. This can be filed within one month of filing the application.

** Notarized and legalized at an Ethiopian consulate.

Priority Document: Certified copy of the Priority Document and its English translation (in case of non-English language) are required to be filed within 3 months of filing of the application.

Recommended Agents

Spoor & Fisher

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Direct Filing
Spoor & Fisher has been a specialist IP firm since its formation in 1920. The firm provides legal services throughout Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, and has a proud tradition of having been involved in many of the leading patent, trademark and copyright cases in South Africa. Spoor & Fisher has offices in Jersey (Channel Islands), Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, in South Africa. The firm also has an extensive network of local associates across the African continent.. . Spoor & Fisher specializes in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyright and designs, related litigation, commercial transactions, due diligence and portfolio management..