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Algeria

  • International Country Code:

    DZ
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +01:00
  • Currency:

    Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Patent in Algeria (non-PCT)

Algeria
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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with filing patent applications in Algeria as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Term for filing a patent application in Algeria

The term for filing an application claiming conventional priority in Algeria is 12 months from the priority date. It is not possible to restore the priority right and file the application after the 12-month term.

  • Filing requirements in Algeria

The official languages of the proceedings before the Algerian Patent Office are French and Arabic. It is possible to file an application in any other language; however, the translation should be submitted within two months.

To obtain the date of filing, it is necessary to provide the INAPI with:

- request which identifies the applicant and his intention to obtain a patent;

- description of the invention with at least one claim.

A certified copy of the Priority Document alongside a verified French or Arabic translation should be submitted to the Algerian Patent Office within three months from the filing date.

Simply signed original Power of Attorney should be furnished within two months from the date of filing.

If the applicant is not an inventor, an application should be accompanied by the declaration justifying the applicant’s right to the invention.

  • Examination of an Algerian patent application

All patent applications filed in Algeria are subject to formal examination. However, substantive examination is carried out only if an international search report has been conducted.

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty grace period stipulated by the Algerian legislation constitutes 12 months prior to the date of filing or priority date if the disclosure was made by the applicant or their predecessor in title, or resulted from a third party’s abuse in respect of the applicant or their predecessor in title.

  • Grant, validity term and maintenance fees 

The grant fee is payable at the time of filing. Patents in Algeria are valid for 20 years from the date of filing. Annual maintenance fees are due on the anniversary of the filing date. Late payment is possible within a six-month grace period, surcharge applies.

  • Duration of registration procedure

In case the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes an average of five years to obtain a patent in Algeria.

  • Utility Model 

It is not possible to obtain utility model protection under the current IP legislation in Algeria.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For foreign patent applicants, it is necessary to perform patent prosecution in Algeria through an agent, a registered Algerian patent attorney.

  •  Notes

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Brief summary is based on the information provided by DJELLIOUT ET FILS on 31.07.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with the Algerian IP Laws

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