Iraq

classification
CLASSIFICATION
7th edition – multiclass application with local sub-classification system
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal, absolute, and relative grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
90 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

Not 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, 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
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Not possible
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventiveness, and industrial applicability
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications published after grant
opposition
OPPOSITION
Any time after grant
annuities
ANNUITIES
Back annuities are due upon grant; then due annually and calculated based on the submission date of the last supporting document
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from filing date

Filing Requirements

Legalized POA required for all of the below procedures

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
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
10 years from filing date
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, and industrial applicability
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible
annuities
ANNUITIES
Payable annually
annuities
RENEWAL
Not possible

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

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

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. iraq@sabaip.com
Office Hours:

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