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Angola is a party to the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. It is possible to claim priority under the Paris Convention.

Angola is a party to the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property as well as the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). It is possible to claim priority under the Paris Convention and designate Angola from PCT applications.

Patents of invention.

Absolute novelty.

A six-month grace period is applicable.

Only formal examination is conducted.

A patent has a duration of 15 years from the date of filing.

Patents must be worked within three years from grant, otherwise the government has the power to extend compulsory licenses to other parties.