The Government of Mozambique has enacted Ministerial Decree No. 154/2023, which introduces a revised fee schedule for intellectual property matters. Effective from 26 February 2024 certain official fees related to IP matters will be adjusted.

Some Key Points:

  • The official fees for trade mark assignments have increased from US$20 to US$196 per class;
  • The official fees for the recordal of a change of address against a trade mark have increased from US$15 to US$75 per class;
  • The official fees for patent applications have increased from US$97 to $190
  • New Fees have been introduced for certain actions, such as for the submission of evidence of use to be filed with a late Declaration of Intention to Use.

For a full overview of the new fee structure and to discuss how this may affect your portfolio, please contact us.