General Information

  • Area: Approximately 1 887 000 km2
  • Population: 30.9 million
  • Capital: Khartoum
  • Currency: Sudanese Dinar
  • GDP:  $ 123.6 billion (2011)
  • Domain name extension: .sd
  • Languages: Arabic (official language), English
  • Exports: Cotton; sesame seed; meat; livestock; gum Arabi; sugar; oil and petroleum products
  • Imports:  Machinery and equipment; foodstuffs; manufactured goods; chemicals; textiles

International / Regional conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Madrid Agreement on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention

Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

Madrid Agreement:   Yes

Paris Union:  Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

Goods and services


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

Filing Requirements:

Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)

Power of Attorney incorporating an Arabic translation, legalized up to the Sudanese Consulate

Certificate of Incorporation, legalized up to the Sudanese Consulate

Representation of the mark

List of goods and / or services

Certified copy of the priority document


The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewable every 10 years

Patent Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

Paris convention:  Yes

PCT:  Yes (national phase deadline is 30 months from the priority date)

ARIPO :  Yes (see ARIPO requirements for designating Sudan in an ARIPO application)


Filing Requirements:

Published PCT application or English specification, claims, abstract and drawings (required on the day of filing)

Abstract in Arabic (required on the day of filing)

Power of Attorney, signed under Corporate Seal or notarised (no set deadline)

Assignment of Invention (no set deadline)

Certificate of Incorporation for non-PCT applications, legalised (no set deadline)

International Search Report and International Preliminary Report on Patentability (no set deadline)

Certified priority document with verified English translation (can be filed within three months)

Absolute novelty is required
Excess Fees:
As to form only
Term of Patent:
20 years from the effective filing date
Payable annually from the first anniversary of the effective filing date