Patent Filing Services in Zimbabwe
Country:- Zimbabwe | Capital – Harare
Types of Major IP Rights
Patent Office
Century House east 38 Nelson Mandela Avenue P.O Box CY 177 Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
Trademark Office
Century House east 38 Nelson Mandela Avenue P.O Box CY 177 Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Zimbabwe
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Translation Deadline
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
30 Months
.
English
Upon Filing
.
Digital/Paper

Country:- Zimbabwe | Capital – Harare

Patent Office
Century House east 38 Nelson Mandela Avenue P.O Box CY 177 Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
Trademark Office
Century House east 38 Nelson Mandela Avenue P.O Box CY 177 Causeway Harare, Zimbabwe
Types of Major IP Rights
The Invention Patent, The Utility Model Patent and The Industrial Design Patent.
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Zimbabwe
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Translation Deadline
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
30 Months
.
English
Upon Filing
.
Digital/Paper
Fees for Patent Activities in Zimbabwe
Filing Procedure
Filing a new application
Publication fee
Fee for amendment of the specification:
- before sealing
- after sealing
Fee for correction
Fee for extension of time limit to pay renewal fees, per month (not exceeding six months)
Fee for restoration of lapsed patent
Official Fee
6,000
1,000
.
1,000
2,000
500
1,000
5,000

* All the fees mentioned here is in US Dollars

Annuities
For the 4th to the 10th year
For the 11th to the 15th year
For the 16th to the 20th year
Fee for extension of time limit to pay renewal fees, per month (not exceeding six months)
Fee for restoration of lapsed patent
Official Fee
2,000
3,000
4,000
1,000
5,000

* These fees are subject to change as per the discretion of the patent offices. Get in touch with us to know the exact fee.

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FAQs
Q1. Term required for filing a patent application in Zimbabwe?
The official language is English. A translation of the application into English must be submitted at the time of filing; late filing is not applicable.
Applicants having applied to any Paris Convention or WTO member-country may claim conventional priority during the term of 12 months from the priority date. Priority may still be claimed within 16 months from the priority date.
Q2. What is the Duration of Patents?
If the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes an average of 2-4 years to obtain a patent in Zimbabwe.
Q3. What are the Filing requirements in Zimbabwe?
Applications may be filed in any language; however, the translation into English certified by the applicant or the translator must be submitted within 2 months from the date of filing.
The filing date will be accorded if the application includes:
-request to grant a patent; -description and one or more claims;
-declaration of priority (if applies);
-payment of the prescribed fees.
A certified copy of the Priority Document shall be furnished within 3 months from the filing date. In case the language of the Priority Document is other than English, the English translation shall be submitted within 6 months from the filing date. A simply signed Power of Attorney shall be submitted either at the time of filing an application or within 2 months from the filing date. If an applicant is not the inventor, a statement explaining the applicant’s right to the invention shall be included into the application.
Q4. How to examine a Zimbabwe patent application?
The application is examined as to form and substance alike. The term for requesting substantive examination is 3 years from the filing date.
Q5. What is the mode of filing a Zimbabwe patent?
The mode of filing a Zimbabwe patent is Digital/Paper.
Q6. What is the filing deadline of the patent in Zimbabwe?
The filing deadline of the patent in Zimbabwe is 30 Months.
Q7. Which is the official language used in Zimbabwe patent?
The official language used in Zimbabwe patent is English.
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