Filing Requirements

Filing Type: Direct Filing Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments:  Yes**
Language: English
Excess Claims Fee: No
Examination Request: At filing
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.

 

Spoor & Fisher

Established: 1920

Number of Professional Staff: 70+

National Phase Entry RWS PCT agent in Angola, ARIPO, Kenya, Nigeria, OAPI and South Africa
Direct Filing RWS Direct (Paris Convention) agent in ARIPO, Ethiopia, OAPI and South Africa

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.

Specialities

• Biotechnology
• Chemical Science
• Electrical
• Information Technology
• Mechanical & Mining
• Nanotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Software

Contact Information

Mail

South Africa:
11 Byls Bridge Boulevard,
Building No. 14,
Highveld Ext 73,
Centurion 0157, Pretoria,
South Africa

Angola, ARIPO, Ethiopia, OAPI, Nigeria, Kenya:
Africa House,
11 Castle Street,
St Helier, Jersey JE2 3RP,
Channel Islands British Isles

Courier

Website

www.spoor.com