Republic of the Congo (formerly known as Zaire)
is obtainable via a national filing. The DRC is a member of the
International Convention, but is not a member of PCT.
for filing an application in the DRC are as follows:
(a) A Power
(b) An Assignment of Invention (if necessary);
(c) A copy of the specification (including claims, drawings, and
abstract) in French; and
(d) A certified copy of the priority application with a sworn French
translation of the first page of the priority application.
can be filed in English and the French translation, power of attorney,
and assignment of invention can be filed belatedly and there is
no specific deadline for submitting these documents.
estimate for filing a patent application in the DRC is between about
US$ 2200.00 and US$ 2500.00 (excluding translation costs, if necessary).