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Algerian PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with Algerian PCT national phase entry, as well as other patent fees, are available in the fee calculator.

  • Deadline for PCT national phase entry in Algeria

The time limit for entry into the PCT national phase in Algeria is 31 months from the priority date. It is not possible to restore the right of priority in Algeria.

  • Filing requirements in Algeria

If the language of the PCT application is English or French, only translation into Arabic is required. If the language of the PCT application is other than French or English, the translation into Arabic and French or Arabic and English is required to be submitted. The language of the correspondence between the applicant and the Office is French. The required translation of the international application must be submitted within two months from the corresponding request by the Office.

To enter the PCT national phase in Algeria, it is necessary to provide the INAPI with the description of the invention in any language as published by WIPO. In addition, the Office requires the International Search Report and the International Publication details to be provided. 

A copy of the international application is not required by the Office.

Simply signed original Power of Attorney should be furnished within two months from the PCT national phase entry.

  • Examination of a PCT national phase patent application in Algeria

Patent applications are subject to formal examination only. However, International Search Reports (if any) are considered by the Algerian Patent Office.

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty grace period stipulated by the Algerian legislation constitutes 12 months prior to the international filing 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 entering the PCT national phase. Patents in Algeria are valid for 20 years from the international filing date. Annual maintenance fees are due on the anniversary of the international 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 PCT national phase entry in Algeria through an agent, a registered Algerian patent attorney.

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Brief summary is based on the information provided by DJELLIOUT ET FILS on 23.01.2024
Please contact us if the above information is not in conformity with the Algerian IP Laws