General Information

  • Capital: Maputo
  • Population: 21 000 000
  • Languages: Portuguese


International Arrangements

  • WIPO Convention
  • Paris Convention (Industrial Property)
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Madrid Agreement (International Registration of Marks)
  • Madrid Protocol (International Registration of Marks)
  • Nice Agreement (International Classification of Goods and Services)
  • Harare Protocol (Patents in ARIPO)
  • World Trade Organization
  • Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
  • Berne Convention

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 Portuguese translation



  • 10 years from the date of filing


Requirements for renewal

  • Power of attorney notarized
  • DIU (Declaration of Use) (every five years)
Domain Names
  • Domain extension: .mz



  • Name, address and contacts of domain owner
  • DNS Specifications (at least two Name Servers)
  • .CO.MZ | .EDU.MZ ! .ORG.MZ | ADV.MZ : No requirements.
  • .GOV.MZ : A letter of the National Direction or the Mozambican Ministry is required.

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