Morocco

classification
CLASSIFICATION
11th edition – multiclass application
SEARCH
Possible for word and device marks
examination
EXAMINATION
On formal and absolute grounds
opposition
OPPOSITION
2 months 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 5 years from filing

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

Filing Requirements

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

What you need to know

  • Priority document may be submitted within 3 months from filing date
EQUIVALENT SEARCH
Published and granted patents may be searched by title, patentee name, inventors, and priority/PCT number/date

opposition
OPPOSITION
2 months from publication
examination
EXAMINATION
As to form, novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability
annuities
ANNUITIES
Due after grant and payable on the anniversary of the international filing date (for PCT and EP Validation). 6 months grace period for late payment with a surcharge
publications
PUBLICATION
Applications are published upon grant
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
20 years from the international filing date

Filing Requirements

  • Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)
  • 2 copies of the specifications in Arabic or French
  • 2 sets of drawings in Arabic or French

What you need to know

  • Specification and drawings can be submitted within 3 months from filing
protection-term
PROTECTION TERM
5 years from filing date

examination
EXAMINATION
As to form only
publications
APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE FIGURES
Admissible for up to 50 figures
annuities
RENEWAL
Allowed for two consecutive terms of 5 years each

Filing Requirements

What you need to know

  • The title in French, the representations of the design and the power of attorney must be submitted at the time of filing, all remaining documents may be submitted within 3 months from filing date with payment of a surcharge

World Intellectual Property Organization, World Trade Organization, Berne Convention, Brussels Convention, Madrid Agreement (Source), Nairobi Treaty, Paris Convention, Trademark Law Treaty (Signature), WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, Budapest Treaty, Hague Agreement, Lisbon Agreement, Madrid Agreement (Marks), Madrid Protocol, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Nice Agreement, The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

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