Algeria

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

11th edition – multiclass application

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

No provisions

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods

USE

Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

EXTENSION OF TIME

Possible for responding to office actions

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status), Berne Convention, Madrid Agreement (Source), Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, Patent Law Treaty (signature), Rome Convention, WIPO Copyright Treaty, WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Lisbon Agreement, Madrid Agreement (Marks), Madrid Protocl, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Locarno Agreement (signature), Nice Agreement


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified, accompanied with sworn French translation

What you need to know

  • POA may be submitted within 2 months from filing date
  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Declaration of use, simply signed

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name with sworn French translation, notarized
  • For change of address, no additional documents are required other than POA

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

ASSIGNMENT

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

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger with sworn French translation, legalized and notarized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for applications and registrations and applications

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement with sworn French translation, legalized and notarized

What you need to know

  • License recordal is compulsory in order to be effective against third parties
  • May be recorded for applications and registrations

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Patent applications and patents may be searched by title and patentee name at the patent office

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity and compliance

PUBLICATION

Applications are published after grant in the official gazette

OPPOSITION

No provisions

ANNUITIES

Due annually on the anniversary of the international filing date and payable on pending applications. 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from the international filing date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication
  • Copy of International Search Report (ISR)
  • Copy of International Preliminary Examination Report (if available)
  • Title in French
  • 2 copies of the specifications in Arabic
  • 2 sets of drawings
  • Specifications in Arabic
  • ISR in Arabic

What you need to know

  • Copy of International Publication, copy of ISR, copy of International Preliminary Examination Report (if available), and Title must be submitted at the time of filing
  • POA and remaining documents may be submitted within 2 months from filing date

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Extract from the commercial register showing old and new names/addresses, legalized

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn French translation

ASSIGNMENT

What you need to know

  • Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English, French, or Arabic translation

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement with sworn French translations, legalized

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

10 year from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form only

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Admissible

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

Yes

OPPOSITION

No provisions


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, simply signed
  • 7 copies of representations of the design, or 2 specimens of the actual design
  • Copy of priority document with sworn French translation, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Copies or specimens of the design must be submitted at the time of filing
  • POA may be submitted with 2 months of filing date
  • Copy of priority document may be submitted within 3 months of filing date

RENEWAL

What you need to know

  • Allowed for one term of 9 years

Cabinet Boukrami (In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP)

Centre Commercial et d’Affaires

El Qods, 10th floor, BU 10-04 B, Cheraga 16014, Algiers, Algeria

P.O. Box 86 Centre Commercial et d’Affaires El Qods, Cheraga 16014

 

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+213 23 13 56 34
+213 23 13 56 35
info@boukrami.com

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