Angola prepares new Industrial Property Law

26 October 2017

The Angolan Institute of Industrial Property (IAPI) is preparing a proposal for a new Industrial Property Law to adapt it to international standards, Carla Luísa Louro de Carvalho, a technician from the Angolan National Directorate of Industrial Registration and Licensing, told Angolan news agency Angop.


Carvalho said the IAPI technicians are improving the previous law (Law 3/92) in order to update and adapt it to international standards and to do that are relying on the contribution of national companies and partners.


“By the end of the year, IAPI believes the proposal will be technically complete, so that in 2018 it can be brought up for public discussion so that the country has a document that is in line with international standards, as Angola is party to international agreements and there are issues that are not covered in the present law,” she said.


IAPI has registered for treatment and assignment of property rights, 60,000 brands, 1,200 establishment names, 350 industrial models 350, 150 industrial designs, the deposit of 4,000 patents (mostly foreign) and 50 utility models.


In August of this year, the Angolan Institute of Industrial Property (IAPI) registered 60% of foreign brands and 40% of national brands. (macauhub)