Following a brief disruption, the Trademark Office in the Kurdish region of Iraq has resumed operations, and is now accepting new trademark applications and processing pending applications. It is worth noting that there are two Trademark Offices in Iraq, the aforementioned office in Erbil and another in the capital, Baghdad.
The TMO in Erbil follows the 7th edition of the Nice classification. Trademark examination is performed on formal, absolute, and relative grounds and oppositions may be filed within 90 days from publication date. The protection term for a registered trademark is 10 years from filing date and is renewable for like periods.
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