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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • No provision for defensive marks


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

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Power of Attorney incorporating a Portuguese translation, notarised and legalized up to the Angolan Embassy
  • Certificate of Incorporation notarised and legalized up to the Angolan Embassy, with verified Portuguese translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 1.25 million km²
  • Population: 13 million
  • Capital: Luanda
  • Currency: New Kwanza (NKz)
  • GDP: $ 114.1 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .ao
  • Languages: Portuguese (official language), Kimbundu, Kikongo, Chokwe, Umbundu
  • Exports: Crude oil; diamonds; refined petroleum products; coffee; timber; cotton
  • Imports: Machinery and electrical equipment; vehicles and spare parts; medicines; food; textiles and clothing; military supplies

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention