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Iraq Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
7th edition — multiclass application with local sub-classification system
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
90 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
• 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 6 months from filing date
• The date of notarization of POA must precede the date of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Simple copy of the latest certificate of registration
What you need to know
• Grace period of 6 months
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register or any other document evidencing the change, legalized
• Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
• For a change of address, no additional documents are required
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Trademarks may be assigned with the goodwill of the business concerned unless otherwise agreed upon
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for registrations only
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for registrations only