Convention establishing World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents
Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Types of Patents
Patents of Invention
Patents of Addition
Relative novelty applies. Not disclosed to the public anywhere in the world, by publication in tangible form, or in Malawi, by description or by use or in any other way, before the priority date.