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  • International Country Code:

    MA
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +00:00
  • Currency:

    Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Industrial Design registration in Morocco

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  • Design fees

Fees associated with filing industrial design applications in Morocco as well as other design fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The term for filing design application in Morocco

The term for filing design application in Morocco claiming priority is six months from the priority date. It is possible to restore this term within three months from the missed deadline.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Morocco

To obtain a filing date, the design application in Morocco should contain:
- a request to file an industrial design;
- three copies of a graphic or photographic reproduction of the industrial designs and the title of the related graphic or photographic reproductions with a brief description;
- proof that the prescribed fees have been paid.

  • Multiple design applications

A single application may relate up to 50 industrial designs, provided that the said industrial designs are of the same kind.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

The Power of Attorney simply signed by the Applicant must be submitted within three months as from the Application date. This term can be extended for an additional two months.

  • Priority document

If the priority is claimed, priority document should be provided to the Patent Office within three months from the filing date of design application. Translation of the priority document into French is required.

  • Examination of a design application in Morocco

Industrial design applications in Morocco are based on the results of the formal examination; the substantive examination is not conducted.

  • Grace period

The novelty grace period is stipulated in Morocco. It is 12 months before the filing of the application or prior to the priority date if it is being claimed.

  • Grant and validity term and maintenance fees

The registration of industrial design in Morocco is valid for five years as from the date of application. It may be renewed for two new consecutive five-year periods. The registration must be renewed in six months prior to the expiry of its term of validity. Renewal fees can only be paid six months before the expiry of the design registration, and a six-month grace period is available.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is necessary to perform the industrial design prosecution in Morocco through an agent, registered as Moroccan patent attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Databases: Moroccan Industrial Designs, International Designs.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by NJQ & Associates on 02.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Moroccan IP Laws.

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