Information on the filing of Patents, Designs and
trademarks in Rwanda
protection in Rwanda is available via a national filing. Burundi is
a member of the International Convention, but is not a member of PCT.
requirements for filing an application in Rwanda are as follows:
a power of attorney - simply signed;
b) a copy of the specification (including claims, abstract and drawings)
in the French language; and
c) a certified copy of the priority application with a verified translation
thereof into the French language.
b) is required on the day of filing, document c) must be filed within
3 months, and there is no set deadline for the filing of document
cost of filing a patent application in Rwanda is currently in the
region of about US$ 2000.00 assuming we are provided with French versions
of documents b) and c). To this must be added about US$ 30.00 for
each claim over 10 and about US$ 30.00 for each priority claim.