Patents

A Patent protects original inventions; be it a product or a process that provides a new way of doing something or offering a new technical solution to a problem. Patent protection can be applied to the following:

Human Necessities

Human Necessities

Fixed Constructions

Fixed Constructions

Performing Operations; Transporting

Performing Operations; Transporting

Mechanical Engineering; Lighting, Heating, Weapons; Blasting

Mechanical Engineering; Lighting, Heating, Weapons; Blasting

 Chemistry; Metallurgy

Chemistry; Metallurgy

Physics

Physics

Textiles; Paper

Textiles; Paper

Electricity

Electricity

STEPS TO REGISTER A PATENT

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Filing and payment of application at the IP Office of the Registrar Division

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Patent
Examination

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A waiting period to allow for oppositions, if any, to the application

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Allowance of the application

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Registration of Patent

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Publication of the Patent in the Official Gazette

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Duration of Patent

A Patent shall be granted for a period of 20 years commencing from the filing date of the application for protection.

Fees

The following fees apply for the application of Patent as well as its mandatory fees for maintenance.

Application for a Patent

SCR3000

Application for a Unity Model Certificate

SCR2000

International Application for Patent

SCR5000

 

Patent Maintenance

2nd year to 4th year

SCR1000 yearly

5th year

SCR1,500

6th year

SCR2,000

7th year

SCR3,000

8th year

SCR4,000

9th year

SCR5,000

10th year to 19th year

SCR10,000

20th year

SCR12,000

Surcharge for late payment fee

10% of fee overdue

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