INFORMATION BRIEF

General Information on Trademarks

COUNTRY NICE EDITION MULTIPLE / SINGLE CLASS APPLICATION POA PRIORITY OPPOSITION PERIOD PROTECTION TERM RENEWAL GRACE PERIOD
Afghanistan 10th Single Legalized No 30 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Armenia 11th Multiple Simply signed Yes 2 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Azerbaijan 10th edition Single Notarized Yes 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Algeria 11th Multiple Simply signed Yes 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Bahrain 11th Single Apostille Certification Yes 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Cyprus 11th Single Simply signed Yes 2 months from publication date 7 years from filing date, renewable for periods of 14 years each 2 months
Djibouti 10th Multiple Simply signed Yes 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Egypt 10th Single Legalized Yes 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Ethiopia 10th Multiple Legalized No 30 days from publication of cautionary notice 7 years from registration date, renewable for like periods 9 months
Gaza 10th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered Single Simply signed No 3 months from publication date 7 years from filing date, renewable for periods of 14 years each 1 month
India 7th Multiple Simply signed Yes 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Iran 10th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered Multiple Legalized Yes 30 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Iraq 7th with local sub-classification Multiple Legalized Yes 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Jordan 11th Single Legalized Yes 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date or from priority date if priority is claimed, renewable for like periods 1 year
Kuwait 10th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, & pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered Single Legalized Yes 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Lebanon 11th Multiple Legalized Yes Oppositions can only be filed before Court. 15 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 3 months
Libya 8th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered Single Legalized Yes 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Morocco 11th Multiple Simply signed Yes 2 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Oman 11th Single Apostille Certification or up to the Omani Consulate Yes 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Pakistan 11th Single Notarized Yes 2 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Qatar 11th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered Single Legalized Yes 4 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Saudi Arabia 10th; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, pork meat in class 29, and Christmas trees and related products in class 28 cannot be registered Single Legalized Yes 60 days from publication date 10 Hijri years (approximately 9 years and 8 months) from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 lunar months
Sudan 9th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered Single Notarized Yes 8 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Syria 11th Single Legalized Yes 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
Tunisia 11th Multiple Simply signed Yes 60 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods
Turkey 11th Multiple Simply signed Yes 3 months from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 6 months
United Arab Emirates 10th; Class 33 & alcoholic goods in class 32 cannot be registered Single Legalized Yes 30 days from last publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 3 months
West Bank 10th Single Legalized 3 months from publication date 7 years from filing date, renewable for periods of 14 years each 1 month
Yemen 8th edition; Class 33, alcoholic goods in class 32, and pork meat in class 29 cannot be registered Single Notarized and Legalized Yes 90 days from publication date 10 years from filing date, renewable for like periods 12 months