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Obtain utility model design registration certificate
(last modified: 26/04/2018)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Rwanda Development Board

Gishushu, Nyarutarama Road , Kigali P.O Box 6239
Tel: +250 252 585 179
Email: info@rdb.rw
Website: http://www.rdb.rw

Unit in charge

Intellectual Property Division

Mon: 07:00-17:00
Tue: 07:00-17:00
Wed: 07:00-17:00
Thu: 07:00-17:00
Fri: 07:00-15:00

Person in charge

Alexis Tuyizere

Registration Officer
Tel: 0788739883
Email: alexis.tuyizere@rdb.rw

Expected results

Utility model registration certificate 01 - Utility model registration certificate

Requirements

Representatives
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Payment receipt (original)
for publication fee
2. Journal receipt notice
Journal receipt notice (original)
3. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of identity (original + Simple copy)
of the applicant (passport or national ID)
In addition, for an authorized representative
1. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Proof of identity (original + Simple copy)
of the authorized representative (passport or national ID)
2. 01 - Libre deuda de patente
Power of attorney (an authentic copy)
notarized

Time frame

Attention at counter: Max.  5mn

Legal justification

1. Law on the protection of intellectual property N° 31/2009 of 26/10/2009
Law on the protection of intellectual property N° 31/2009 of 26/10/2009

Additional information

At the end of the fifth year from the filing date, the applicant must request renewal of the utility model certificate for an additional 5 year period. The utility model certificate expires without the possibility of renewal, 10 years after the filing date of the corresponding application.

The applicant must request renewal by letter to the Registrar General and pay a fee of RWF 250,000. In case of delay, a surcharge of RWF 50,000 is applicable. A 6 months grace period is given before the surcharge is applied.

Who certified this information ?

Balise RUHIMA, Division Manager, Intellectual Property, 08/07/2016

Recourse: Rwanda Development Board

Entity in charge

Rwanda Development Board

Gishushu, Nyarutarama Road , Kigali P.O Box 6239
Tel: +250 252 585 179
Email: info@rdb.rw
Website: http://www.rdb.rw

Unit in charge

Intellectual Property Division

Mon: 07:00-17:00
Tue: 07:00-17:00
Wed: 07:00-17:00
Thu: 07:00-17:00
Fri: 07:00-15:00

Person in charge

Blaise Ruhima Mbaraga

Division Manager
Tel: + 250 788 632 160
Email: blaise.ruhima@rdb.rw
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