General Information

  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Population: 14 000 000
  • Languages: English Chichewa


International Arrangements

  • WIPO Convention
  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property)
  • Berne Convention (Literary and Artistic Works)
  • PCT (Patents)
  • PLT (Patent Law Treaty)
  • Nice Agreement (International Classification of Goods and Services)
  • Locarno Agreement (International Classification for Industrial Designs)
  • Strasbourg Agreement (International Patent Classification)
  • WTO: Member and Signatory to TRIPS Agreement
  • Member of ARIPO
  • Member of UCC

Filing Requirements

  • Power of attorney notarized
  • Applicant data
  • Sample of the mark (not required for word marks)
  • A list of goods and/or services
  • A certified copy of the priority document (if applicable), with verified English translation



  • The registration is valid for an initial period of seven years and thereafter renewable for periods of 14 years


Renewal Requirement

No documents required

Domain Names
  • Domain extension: .mw

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