The Angola Industrial Property Institute embarked upon a project of restructuring with the aim to protect and promote intellectual property in the territory in 2015. At the time, it was required to update the information kept in the records at the Registry in respect of all marks with an application number between 1 and 5 000.
As anticipated, a second Notice has been published in the Circular of Industrial Property Bulletin 11/2017 (24 November), in terms of which the official records of applications with applications numbers between 5001 to 20757 have to be updated by providing the Registry with the following information:
- A photocopy of the application form;
- A Power of attorney, or substitution;
- A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation (Proof of activities / commercial certificate);
- Payment of concession and/or renewal fee; and
- Other documents which may be deemed necessary.
All documents in a language other than Portuguese, have to be translated into Portuguese and duly legalised by the Angolan consulate in the applicant’s home country, or at the consulate of the closest country.
The deadline is 24 November 2018 (12 months calculated from the date stipulated in the Circular of Industrial Property Bulletin 11/2017 (24 November 2017). Failing to comply with the terms as set out in the notice will result in the applications expiring.
PLEASE NOTE THAT applications which have been granted or refused are excluded from the exercise.