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Botswana ARIPO

 

COUNTRY     :    REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA
CAPITAL       :    GABORONE 
LANGUAGE   :    ENGLISH

 

MEMBER: PARIS CONVENTION, MADRID PROTOCOL, ARIPO

Filing Of Trademarks In Botswana - ARIPO:

Protection to Trademarks is provided through national registration within the territory of Botswana

MEMBER STATES:

ARIPO is a community of 18 Former English Colonies which are  English speaking Countries. 

Member Countries are: Member Countries are: Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation known more commonly by its acronym (ARIPO) was established at Lusaka through Banjul Protocol on Marks and is now headquartered along with its administrative offices at Harare, Zimbabwe.

It is to be noted that most of the ARIPO member countries have not amended their national laws to incorporate ARIPO's guidelines on trademark law.  Therefore, all prospective applicants are requested to file applications for registration of trademarks through national registration system through the national IP offices. 

 
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