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Iran Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
10th edition — multiclass application. Class 33 and alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered
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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
Not 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 years from registration date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• All documents may be submitted within 60 days from notification date
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
• 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 applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
• Original certificate of registration for endorsement
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register, notarized
• 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 applications and registrations