ARIPO
Supported patent filings

PCT National Phase Entry
Deadline: 31 months
Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: English
Translation Extension: No
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

• ARIPO member states: Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia*, Sudan, Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 


* Is also a member of ARIPO but cannot be designated at this time.


• Applicant must designate member states where protection is required. The total of the official fees paid is directly linked to the number of member states designated.

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:

• A certified copy of the Priority Document along with a certified English translation of the Priority Document (in case of non-English language) must be submitted within three months of the filing date.


• Assignments are required for Paris Convention filings in ARIPO even though they are not required for PCT cases.

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