RWANDA – ARIPO
COUNTRY : REPUBLIC OF RWANDA
CAPITAL : KIGALI
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 RWANDA:
- 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 Rwanda, there are three options from which the applicant can choose.