General Information

  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Population: 2.2 million
  • Languages: English, Tswana


International Arrangements

  • WIPO Convention
  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property)
  • Berne Convention (Literary and Artistic Works)
  • PCT (Patents)
  • WCT (WIPO Copyright Treaty)
  • WPPT (WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty)

Filing Requirements:

  • Power of Attorney simply signed
  • Applicant data
  • Sample of mark, (not required for word marks)
  • List of the goods and/or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with its English translation



  • 10 years from the filing date


Renewal Requirement

  • Power of attorney simply signed
Domain Names

Domain extension: .bw


The following are the requirements for registering domains:

  • Individuals: company names should not be used;
  • Companies: the domain name must match the incorporation name;

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