Intellectual property protection in Morocco

Intellectual property system in Morocco

1. Morocco general info

The Morocco is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Morocco is an influential member of the Arab League and a part of the Union for the Mediterranean and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. It has the sixth-largest economy in Africa.

International Country Code: MA

Time zone: UTC/GMT +0 HOURS

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Brief information about Patent registration in Morocco (non-PCT)

Brief information about Patent registration in Morocco (PCT national phase)

Brief information about Trademark registration in Morocco

Brief information about Industrial Design registration in Morocco

Brief information about Validation of a European Patent in Morocco

2. IP Legal Base in Morocco

Law on the Protection of Industrial Property
Decree on the Protection of Industrial Property

3. International organizations/agreements

Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration
Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled
Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Micro-organisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Trademark Law Treaty
Patent Cooperation Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks Nairobi Treaty on the Protection of the Olympic Symbol
Brussels Convention Relating to the Distribution of Programme-Carrying Signals Transmitted by Satellite
Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Madrid Agreement for the Repression of False or Deceptive Indications of Source on Goods
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

4. Patent Office Contact Details

Moroccan Office for Industrial and Commercial Property
R. S. Road 114 KM 9.5
Nouasseur- SIDI MAAROUF
Casablanca
Phone: +212 5 22 58 64 14
Fax: +212 5 22 33 54 80
Email: elmaliki@ompic.org.ma
www.ompic.org.ma

5. IP registration costs

Fees associated with registration of IP rights in Morocco are available in the fee calculator.


Brief summary is based on the information provided by NJQ & Associates on 29/03/2017
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Moroccan IP Laws.

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