Iraq

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

CLASSIFICATION

7th edition – multiclass application with local sub-classification system

SEARCH

Possible for word and device marks

EXAMINATION

On formal, absolute, and relative grounds

OPPOSITION

90 days from publication date

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

Not possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization (observer status), Paris Convention


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • All documents may be submitted within 6 months from filing date
  • The date of notarization of POA must precede the date of filing

RENEWAL

Filing Requirements

  • Simple copy of the latest certificate of registration

What you need to know

  • Grace period of 6 months

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Extract from the commercial register or any other document evidencing the change, legalized
  • Simple copy of latest certificate of registration
  • 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

Filing Requirements

  • 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 registrations only

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

What you need to know

  • May be recorded for registrations only

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

What you need to know

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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

EQUIVALENT SEARCH

Not possible

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability

PUBLICATION

Applications published after grant

OPPOSITION

Any time after grant

ANNUITIES

Back annuities are due upon grant; then due annually and calculated based on the submission date of the last supporting document

PROTECTION TERM

20 years from filing date

REQUIREMENTS

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • 8 copies of the specifications in English and Arabic
  • 8 sets of drawings
  • Deed of assignment from the inventors, legalized
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

CHANGE OF NAME OR ADDRESS

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of change of name/address, legalized

ASSIGNMENT

Filing Requirements

  • Deed of assignment, legalized

MERGER

Filing Requirements

  • Certificate of merger, legalized

LICENSE

Filing Requirements

  • License agreement, legalized

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

PROTECTION TERM

10 years from filing date

EXAMINATION

As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability

APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES

Admissible

ANNUITIES

Payable annually

LOCARNO CLASSIFICATION

No

OPPOSITION

Iraq No 1 month from publication date


REGISTRATION

Filing Requirements

  • POA, legalized
  • 8 copies of representations of the design
  • 2 compulsory miniature models of the design
  • 8 copies of short descriptions of the design
  • Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed, certified

What you need to know

  • Copies of the short description of the design and a simple copy of the priority document must be submitted at the time of filing, all remaining items may be submitted within 6 months of filing

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