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Afghanistan Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
30 days from publication date
EXTENSION OF TIME
Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation by any interested party if there has been no effective use of the mark for a period of 3 consecutive years after filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, legalized
What you need to know
• All documents must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with or without the goodwill of the business concerned
• May be recorded for registrations only
• Separate POAs are required from the assignee and assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only