ARIPO is the African Regional Industrial Property Organisation for English-speaking Africa. The member countries are Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia (from 24 March 2010), Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda (from 24 September 2011), Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Please note that protection can alternatively be obtained on an individual basis in any of these countries via a national application in such country.
Requirements for filing a PCT application in ARIPO are as follows
Requirements for filing a non-PCT application in ARIPO are as follows