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CV - Cabo Verde
INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IGQPI) (CABO VERDE)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Institute for Quality Management and Intellectual Property (IGQPI) (Cabo Verde)
List of currencies used in this document:
CVE (Cabo Verde Escudo), EUR (Euro)
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
The Office is closed weekly on Saturday and Sunday
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Cabo Verde
Two-letter code:
CV
Cabo Verde - Institute for Quality Management and Intellectual Property (IGQPI) (Cabo Verde)
Name of Office:
Institute for Quality Management and Intellectual Property (IGQPI) (Cabo Verde)
Location:
Av. Amílcar Cabral
no 27 R/C
Plateau
C.P. 7600-146
Praia
Santiago
Cabo Verde
Mailing address:
Same as above
Telephone:
(238) 260 43 40
E-mail:
geraligqpi@mice.gov.cv
dspi@igqpi.gov.cv
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
Yes, by e-mail
Which kinds of documents may be so transmitted?
All kinds of documents
Must the original of the document be furnished in all cases?
Yes, within one month from the date of the transmission
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
Yes
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
Yes
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
AP
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization - African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
1
CV
Cabo Verde - Institute for Quality Management and Intellectual Property (IGQPI) (Cabo Verde)
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
National protection: CV
ARIPO protection: AP 1
Types of protection available via the PCT:
National:
Patents
Provisional patents
Utility models (a utility model may be sought instead of a patent)
ARIPO:
Patents
Utility models (a utility model may be sought instead of or in addition to an ARIPO patent)
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
For national protection
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
May be in the request or may be furnished later. If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within two months from the date of the invitation.
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
Yes

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Cabo Verde
Language in which international applications may be filed:
English
Portuguese 2
Language accepted for language-dependent free text in the sequence listing:
Same as the language of filing (English or Portuguese); or both
Language in which the request may be filed:
English
Portuguese
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
1
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (Refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this should be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format.
For the relevant notification, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 29 September 2022, pages 269 et seq.
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the due care and the “unintentional” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
BR
Brazil - National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
KR
Republic of Korea - Korean Intellectual Property Office
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
AT
Austria - Austrian Patent Office
BR
Brazil - National Institute of Industrial Property (Brazil)
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
3
KR
Republic of Korea - Korean Intellectual Property Office
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
Information not yet available
International filing fee:
1,378 EUR
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 EUR
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
207 EUR
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
311 EUR
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(BR)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(KR)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
Information not yet available
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
Information not yet available
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Cabo Verde
Yes, if he is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any natural or legal person residing in Cabo Verde
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
No
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
No

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(1): 30 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(a): 30 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
English
Portuguese
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, both as originally filed and as amended), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, both as originally filed and as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
No
National fees:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
For patent
Filing fee
15,000 CVE
For utility model
Filing fee
13,000 CVE
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
The fees are reduced by up to 90% where the applicant is the inventor and he provides a declaration indicating that his economic situation prevents him from paying the full amount of the fees.
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Name and address of the inventor if they have not been furnished in the “Request” part of the international application 4 5
Document evidencing a change of name of the applicant if the change occurred ater the international filing date and has not been reflected in a notification from the International Bureau (Form PCT/IB/306)
Declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement to apply for and be granted a patent 4 5
Evidence of the applicant’s entitlement to claim priority where the applicant is not the applicant who filed the earlier application 4 5
Appointment of an agent if the applicant is not resident in Cabo Verde 5
Power of attorney if an agent is appointed 5
Furnishing, where applicable, of a nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence listing in electronic form
Who can act as agent?
Any natural or legal person residing in Cabo Verde
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, please refer to the Office for the applicable criteria and/or any fee payable for such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available

Annexes

Annex CV.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a b For further details, refer to the Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 15 September 2022, page 251.
2 a Depending on the applicant’s choice of competent International Searching Authority, a translation into a corresponding language (refer to Annex D) may have to be furnished by the applicant (PCT Rule 12.3).
3 a The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
4 a b c This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
5 a b c d e If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation.
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 15 Jun 2024