SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE NOW MEMBER OF ARIPO

From 27 February 2016 Sao Tome and Principe may be designated for registration of a trademark in ARIPO.  You may designate this country for Patents and Industrial Designs as well. Sao Tome and Principe joins 9 other states for trademarks and 17 other states for patents and industrial designs.  For a list of the intellectual property countries in ARIPO, please visit our Intellectual Property page on this website.

Please note however, that pending applications may not be altered to include Sao Tome and Principe.  The accession only allows for designation of this state in respect of new applications.