General Information

  • Area: Approximately 450 km2
  • Population: 0.1 million
  • Capital: Victoria on the Island of Mahé
  • Currency: Seychelles Rupee
  • GDP:  $ 1.9 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .sc
  • Languages: French, Creole, English (official languages)
  • Exports: Copra; fish; cinnamon bark; petroleum products (re-exports)
  • Imports:  Manufactured goods; food; petroleum products; tobacco; beverages; machinery and equipment

International / Regional conventions:

  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention

Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

Madrid Agreement: No
Paris Union: Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

Goods and services
Certification marks
Series marks
Defensive registrations


The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
Notarized Power of Attorney
Representation of the mark
List of goods and / or services
Certified copy of the priority document


The trade mark is registered 7 years from the filing date

Renewable every 14 years

Patent Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

Paris Convention: Yes
PCT: Yes (national phase deadline is 31 months from the earliest priority date)

Filing Requirements:

Published PCT application or English specification, claims and abstract (required on the day of filing)
Power of Attorney, notarised (to be filed within time limit of official invitation)
Assignment of Invention and priority rights (to be filed within time limit of official invitation)
Certified copy of priority document with English translation, if not filed during the international phase (to be filed within time limit of official invitation)

Absolute novelty is required
Methods of treatment, surgury and diagnosis are not patentable
Excess Fees:
As to form only
Term of Patent:
20 years from the effective filing date
Renewal fees are payable annually from the first anniversary of the effective filing date