Kurdish Region of Iraq
Kurdish Region of Iraq
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Kurdish Region of Iraq

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
7th edition — multiclass application with local sub-classification
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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 consecutive years after registration date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of home or foreign registration, legalized
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• POA and certificate of home or foreign registration must be submitted at the time of filing
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certified copy of home or foreign registration certificate, legalized
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
• Copy of the latest certificate of registration
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 applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
What you need to know
• Recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
• May be recorded for applications and registrations