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ALL ABOUT PATENTS IN BOTSWANA

Procedures for filing patent applications in Botswana
Filing requirements for national phase PCT applications are as follows: * Power of attorney (simply signed; can be late-filed within one month) * Copy of published international application (required on the day of filing) * Specification, claims and abstract in English, if publication not in English (required on the day of filing) * Copy of international search report (can be late-filed, no set deadline) Filing requirements for invention patents are: * Power of attorney (simply signed; can be late-filed, within one month) * Specification, claims and abstract in English (required on the day of filing) * Formal drawings, if applicable (required on the day of filing) * Assignment of invention (can be late-filed, no set deadlines) How long will it take to register a patent and what are the standard costs?
Approximately three years from filing.
The official fee for filing a Botswana patent application is P300 (approximately $40) and the official fee for grant and publication is an additional P300.

What is the scope of patent protection in your jurisdiction?
A Botswana patent for a product confers upon the patentee the right to preclude any other person from making, importing, selling, using the product, or offering it for sale.

What types of inventions or ideas can be patented? Are there any notable or unusual exceptions?
An invention is patentable if it is new, involves an inventive step and is capable of industrial application.
However, information disclosed to the public during the 12 months preceding the filing date or priority date claimed in a patent application shall not destroy the novelty of the invention, where the information is disclosed by the inventor, or by a third party who derived the information from the…...

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