Rwanda (RW)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The office republishes notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal in which it is designated into English and French. The database is accessible on the website.

Examination Procedure

Absolute and Relative grounds.
Article 145 of the IP Law of Rwanda and Ministerial Orders

Opposition Procedure

Third parties may file opposition within 30 days beginning the date of publication.

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Not provided for in the national legislation

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

Mediation procedure.
The appeal commission, the commercial court of justice (IP Law, ministerial decree organizing the appeal commission).
The Council of Appeal - Ministerial Order determining the structure and functioning of the Council of Appeal in charge of settling disputes related to intellectual property.
N°07/10/Minicom of 25/08/2010

Last updated on: August 12, 2013