Afghanistan

classification
CLASSIFICATION
10th edition – single class application
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Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
30 days from publication date
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date and renewable for like periods
use
USE
Vulnerable to cancellation if mark has not been used for 3 years from filing

Possible for filing oppositions, counter oppositions, and responding to office actions

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

Filing Requirements

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

What you need to know

  • All documents must be submitted at the time of filing

No Statutory Laws

No statutory laws on patents are in force. However, a measure of protection may be sought by publishing cautionary notices at regular intervals in local newspapers, thereby claiming ownership of the patent and warning third parties against infringement. Such notices could have legal value when submitted to the Courts in the event of infringement.

No Statutory Laws

There are no statutory laws on designs enforced in Afghanistan. However, a certain level of protection may be sought out through publishing cautionary notices at regular intervals in local newspapers. Such notices could have legal value when submitted to court, in the event of infringement, thereby claiming ownership of the design and alerting third parties against further infringement

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

Saba House, Saïd Freiha Street, Hazmieh, Beirut, Lebanon

P.O. Box 11-9421

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T. +961 5 45 48 88
F. +961 5 45 48 44
E. afghanistan@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.