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Not a member of PCT or Paris convention, only member of WTO/TRIPS, patent and design protection only available by national filing

Cape Verde is not a member to the Paris Convention or the PCT.

Patents of invention.

Absolute novelty.

No grace period is applicable.

Both formal and substantive examination is conducted.

A patent has a duration of 20 years from the date of filing.

There are no working requirements.