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Tunisia Deed of Assignment for Trademarks
DOA
Tunisia Power of Attorney for Trademarks
POA

Laws

Tunisia Trademark Law

what you need to know

CLASSIFICATION
11th edition — multiclass application
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Possible for word and device marks
EXAMINATION
On formal and absolute grounds
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 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 5 consecutive years from registration date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified
What you need to know
• A general POA may be used for subsequent filings
• POA must be submitted within 30 days from filing date
• Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
What you need to know
• No grace period
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Certificate of the change of name or an extract from the commercial register, notarized with simple French translation
• For change of address, no additional documents are required other than the POA
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• Deed of assignment, notarized, with simple French translation
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, simply signed
• Certificate of merger, legalized with simple French translation
What you need to know
• May be recorded for applications and registrations
Filing Requirements
• POA, simply signed
• License agreement, notarized with simple French translation
What you need to know
• License recordal is not compulsory but advisable in order to be effective against third parties
• Separate POAs required from licensee and licensor
• May be recorded for applications and registrations