Angola

General Information

  • Capital: Luanda
  • Population: 22 000 000
  • Languages: Portuguese

 

International Arrangements

Membership of WIPO treaties:

  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property), since December 2007.
  • PCT (Patents), since December 2007.
  • WIPO Convention, since April 1985.

WTO: Member and Signatory to TRIPS Agreement, since November 1996.

Membership of other bodies/treaties: None.

Trademarks

Filing Requirements

  • Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Angolan consulate
  • Applicant data
  • Certificate of Incorporation of the applicant’s company or an extract from the commercial register – notarized and legalized up to the Angolan Consulate and with a certified translation in Portuguese
  • List of goods and/or services
  • Copy of the priority document (if applicable)
  • Sample of mark, (not required for word marks)

Duration

  • 10 years from the date of filing

Renewal Requirement:

  • Power of Attorney notarized and legalized up to the Angolan consulate
Domain Names

Domain extension: .ao

 

Requirements:

  • Name, address and contacts of domain owner
  • DNS Specifications (at least two Name Servers)
  • .CO.AO | .IT.AO: No requirements, however a matching trademark is recommended
  • .ED.AO | .GV.AO | .OG.AO | .PB.AO: Local company/matching trademark mandatory
  • .AO domain names are restricted to Angolan entities and must request approval from local authorities


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