Patents, Trademarks & Designs

Réunion Trade Marks

Trade Mark Registration & Protection

There is no independent Industrial Property legislation in Réunion trade marks as it is part of France. French trade marks, patents and designs automatically extend to this territory.

Requirements to obtain a patent in France:

France trade marks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and are renewable every 10 years thereafter.

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Patents, Designs and Trademarks in Africa

File in Africa

Smit & Van Wyk provides a full range of Intellectual Property legal services in all African countries where protection is available. We can provide information on the filing requirements in each of the African countries and can also offer information on the various regional IP organisations such as ARIPO, OAPI and the Madrid protocol. We work with a network of trusted and knowledgeable agents to develop the best possible solution to each of our clients’ needs for trademarks, designs and patents in Africa.