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Filing Patents & Trademarks in Tanzania

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Patent Express is the easiest and simplest way for inventors to file patents in Tanzania. Started by international U.S. patent attorneys, we are the first and largest patent do-it-yourself service on the Internet. We have a vast network of patent attorneys and international filing specialists in each country to make sure that your patents and trademarks are properly filed.
Filing Patents & Trademarks
 
Patent filing in Tanzania $2640.00
Trademark filing in Tanzania $2961.00
GENERAL INFO ON PATENTS & TRADEMARKS IN TANZANIA
To file a patent in Tanzania, it will cost $2640.00 in United States dollars (USD). To file a trademark, it will cost $2961.00 in USD. Tanzania is a member of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT Treaty). Patents are filed in Tanzania in the English language.
INFORMATION ABOUT PATENTS IN TANZANIA

Tanzania is a member of the International Convention, ARIPO and of the PCT.
Applications can be filed either through ARIPO or in Tanzania itself.
ARIPO is the African Regional Industrial Property Organization for English-speaking Africa. The member countries are Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Please note that protection can alternatively be obtained on an individual basis in any of these countries via a national application in such country.
ARIPO is a member of the International Convention and of the PCT.
The deadline for PCT Regional Phase Entry is 31 months from the priority date.

The requirements for filing a non-PCT application in ARIPO are as follows:
(a) Power of Attorney (simply signed) - can be late filed within two months;
(b) Specification, claims, drawings, and abstract in English - required on the day of filing;
(c) Assignment of Invention - can be late filed, no set deadline; and
(d) Priority document with verified English translation - can be late filed, within 3 and 6 months, respectively.
The requirements for filing a PCT application in ARIPO are as follows:
(i) Power of Attorney (simply signed) - can be late filed within two months;
(ii) Specification, claims, drawings, and abstract in English - required on the day of filing;
(iii) Assignment of Invention - can be late filed, no set deadline;
(iv) Copy of PCT International advertisement - required on day of filing;
(v) Copy of International Search Report - can be late filed, no set deadline; and
(vi) Copy of International Preliminary Examination Report - can be late filed, no set deadline.

It is possible to designate the ARIPO member states to which the application applies. In other words, an applicant can decide which states to designate. We estimate that the cost of filing a patent application in ARIPO will be between about US$ 2200.00 and US$ 2400.00 (excluding translation fees, if necessary). To this must be added the fees for claiming each priority date at about US$ 60.00 per priority claim, and the designation fees at about US$ 180.00 per member state designated.

Furthermore, please note that for PCT applications the first renewal fee may be due upon filing (due retrospectively on the first anniversary of the international filing date, where applicable) at a further cost of about US$ 350.00 for the first member state designated plus about US$ 50.00 for each successive member state designated.
If the PCT application claims no priority, the second renewal fee may also be due upon filing (due retrospectively on the second anniversary of the international filing date, where applicable) at a further cost of about US$ 375.00 for the first member state designated plus about US$ 75.00 for each successive member state designated.
Please note that this cost estimate excludes the search and examination fee which at present is approximately US$ 1300.00 (sometimes not necessary on PCT national phase applications if a clear IPER has been issued and accepted by ARIPO) and the grant and publication fee which at present is about US$ 1500.00, both of which are only payable at a later date.

Please note further that surcharges for claims in excess of 10 (about US$ 60.00 per claim) are payable and surcharges are also payable on the length of the specification (pages over 30 at about US$ 25.00 per page). These surcharges are payable with the grant and publication fees i.e. not at the time of filing.

INFORMATION ABOUT TRADEMARKS IN TANZANIA

Filing requirements

1.Full name, street address and description of the applicant (including trading style, if any, and state/country of incorporation, if incorporated).

2.List of goods and/or services.

3.A simply signed power of attorney.

4.Twelve prints for a device mark - not exceeding 9 cm x 9 cm

 Classification
1.The 42 classes of the International classification of goods and services are followed for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The 34 classes of the International classification of goods are followed for Malawi and Uganda.

2.Paris Convention priority may be claimed when application is filed.

 General
1.Duration : 10 years from date of application and renewable for further periods of 10 years.

2.Use : Determined on a purely national basis. In most contracting countries, within five years of registration and thereafter, non-use for a continuous period of five years longer may render a registration vulnerable to removal by an aggrieved party.

3.Marking : Not compulsory but highly recommended.

4.Licenses : Are permitted

5.Assignments : Assignment of applications permissible

 Costs
1.Application: 1 mark designating 1 state $2301.00 additional states amounting to $250.00 per state.

2.Application: Additional marks/classes designating 1 state filed simultaneously $1630.00 each, and a further $230.00 per state.

3.Assignment: First trade mark (1 to 8 states) $600.00, additional marks/classes filed simultaneously $300.00 each.

4.Preparation of documents $110.00.

5.Recordal of change of name or address: First trade mark (1 to 8 states) $470.00, additional marks/classes filed simultaneously (1 to 8 states) $250.00 each.

6.Licenses: First trade mark (1 to 8 states) $610.00, additional marks/classes (1 to 8 states) filed simultaneously $230.00 each.
7.Renewal: One mark/class - per state $725.00, additional marks/classes renewed simultaneously - per state $450.00 each.

8.Searches: From $550.00

9.Additional charges will be levied for advertisement and registration fees which are in the region of $600.00 per application per state.

 

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