BOTSWANA – ARIPO
COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA
CAPITAL : GABORONE
LANGUAGE : ENGLISH
ARIPO is a comity of 18 Former English Colonies which are also English speaking Countries. Member Countries are: BOTSWANA, GAMBIA, GHANA, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MALAWI, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, RWANDA, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, UGANDA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation known more commonly by its acronym (ARIPO) was established through the Lusaka Agreement and is headquartered at Harare Zimbabwe.
PROTECTION OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS IN BOTSWANA:
- NATIONAL FILING
Filing with the national office
- ARIPO DESIGN REGISTRATION
Kindly refer our treaty on ARIPO Design Registration.
- INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PROTECTION UNDER HAGUE SYSTEM
Kindly refer our treaty on The Hague system.
Therefore, to obtain Registration of Industrial Design in Botswana, there are three options from which the applicant can choose.