Mozambique (MZ)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office republishes in the Industrial Property Bulletin notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Absolute grounds.

Opposition Procedure

Relative and absolute grounds
60 days from the date of publication in the Industrial Property Bulletin (extendable)

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Thirty days from the date of notification from the Office (non- extendable)

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

Applicant may lodge allegatinos within 60 days subject to an extension for a maximum of 30 days. Decision is taken by the Office within 30 days. An appeal is allowed to the Administrative Court.

Last updated on: December 15, 2016