Sao Tome and Principe (ST)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure


Opposition Procedure

Three months from the date of the publication in the National Bulletin.

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Three months from the date of notification of the provisional refusal from the Office (non-extendable).

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

Holders can make a claim to SENAPI in the first instance. If the holder is not satisfied with the decision by SENAPI, he may go to the Court.

Last updated on: December 10, 2008