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Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry (MITI)
Industrial Designs

1. Service Description

Industrial Designs

Designs protect the visual appearance or eye appeal of products. It covers the outward appearance of a product, including decoration, lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and materials. If you have a new shape or pattern for a product, you may be able to protect it as a design.

2. How do I obtain the service?

Visit one of the Offices of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property in Gaborone or Francistown.

3. How do I apply for the service?

Application for an Industrial Design The customer completes FORM 5 which is available from the Office of Registrar of Companies and Intellectual Property and writes a letter to the Registrar attaching the form requesting the registration of a design.

4. How much does the service cost?

An application fee of P30.00 (individuals and small companies) and P60.00 (large companies) is required. Upon receipt of the application, the office checks the application to ensure that it has been filled properly (Formal examination). After formal examination the applicant will be required to pay a registration fee of P30.00 (individuals and small companies) and P60.00 (large companies). The design will be registered within 5 working days and published in the Patents and Trademarks Journal.

5. How do I get more information?

For more information contact our offices in Gaborone at Plot 181, P. O Box 102, Kgale Mews or call 3673700/3188754 and Francistown at Plot 14201, Block 8, P. O. Box 2301, Tel: 2412339.or visit the website for Ministry of Trade and Industry at www.mti.gov.bw.

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