The registration of Trademarks gives its owner exclusive rights to prevent others from using the trademark or a confusingly similar mark in relation to the same or similar goods or services.
What is a Trademark?
- a national Trademarks application to the Algerian National Institute of industrial property (INAPI).
- an international application filed under the Madrid Agreement.
Procedure for Registering a Trademark
- Conducting a trademark search
It is important before submitting a trademark application, to act for a trademark searches on the registered and pending
trademarks records at the Algerian Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI) in order to determine whether your mark is
available for use or no.
- Filing and submitting a trademark application
After evaluating the probability of registration.Trademark application must be filed into 05 copies in the prescribed
manner and form, it must include :
- drawing of the mark and ,
- supplementary specimens of the mark and ,
- a listing of the goods or services classified according to the International Classification of Nice.
- Declaration of priority ( if any )
If the applicant claims the right of priority a national application in Algeria must be filed within
06 months from the date of filing of the earliest application in any country of Paris Union (article 23)
a declaration of priority and payment of priority fees is Requested at the moment of filing, and a certificated priority
documents may be submitted within 03 months from the Algerian filing date.
- Signed power of attorney
- Payment of the prescribed fees
Duration of Registration
Each registration shall remain in force for 10 years from the date of filing.
Renewal of registration
Each registration may be renewed for a periods of 10 years at the end of each successive 10 year period
International Application under Madrid Agreement
Under the Madrid Agreement Applicant can file an international application at the international bureau of WIPO in Geneva and designates the countries where the protection is sought if ALGERIA is from the designated countries where the applicant seek a protection we undertake all the registration processes under our national laws.
We provide a full range of services according to Trademarks:
Comprehensive Trademarks study: which consist on the following:
a)- Registrability of the Mark: We provide a law study in order to determine whether the desired mark qualifies for registration and it is not excluded from registration according to article 7 of Trademarks law.
b) â€“ Trademarks searches: We conduct full Trademarks searches with the INAPI Trademarks database
- Seach for identical registered marks or applications.
- Search for similarity based on the classes of products and services.
In order to determine whether there are any identical or confusingly or deceptively similar registered marks or applications which could present an obstacle to the registration.
c) â€“ Recommended classification of goods and services
The most important aspect for any trademark application is the specification of goods and services because a registered trademark is only protected against infringement by use of the same or similar mark in relation to goods or services in respect which the trademarks is registered.
We provide the identification of the recommended classification of goods and services associated with the mark according to the Nice International Classification.
Legal opinion and summary as to whether you should register your Trademark
Registration procedures for national application : We prepare the applications with the correct specifications of goods and services related to the Trademarks.
Registration procedures for International application We undertake all national procedure for international application filed under the Madrid Agreement with any country of origin and designates Algeria as a country where trademark protection is sought.
Prosecutions and opposition
Amendments and addition
Recording Assignments and license agreements
Domain name and Trademarks dispute (cyber squatting)
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