Algeria

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – multiclass application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
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 responding to office actions

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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Patent applications and patents may be searched by title and patentee name at the patent office
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, industrial applicability, unity and compliance
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published after grant in the official gazette
opposition
OPPOSITION
No provisions
annuities
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
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 year from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible

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

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

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

Centre Commercial et d’Affaires

El Qods, 10th floor, BU 10-04 B, Cheraga 16002, Algiers, Algeria

P.O. Box 86 Centre Commercial et d’Affaires El Qods, Cheraga 16002

 

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T. +213 21 34 11 61
F. +213 21 34 11 62
E. algeria@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.