Algeria

  • International Country Code:

    DZ
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +01:00
  • Currency:

    Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Trademark in Algeria

Algeria
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  • Trademark fees

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

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class applications are possible in Algeria.

  • Filing requirements in Algeria

The official languages of the proceedings before the Algerian Patent Office are French and Arabic.

Minimum filing documents for a trademark application in Algeria are:
- application stating the name and address of the applicant;
- representation of the mark (must be provided in colour if it is claimed as a distinctive feature);
- list of goods and services;
- proof of payment of filing and publication fees;
- priority details (if applicable).

A certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted within three months from the filing date.

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

  • Examination and publication of a trademark application in Algeria

Trademark applications in Algeria are examined as to their conformity with formal and substantive requirements. The opposition period is not stipulated by the legislation in Algeria. If a trademark satisfies the requirements of formal and substantive examination, it will be published in the official bulletin.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The grant fee for a trademark registration in Algeria is not stipulated. Trademarks in Algeria are valid for 10 years from the filing date. It is possible to renew a trademark for further periods of 10 years. A request for renewal should be filed and the corresponding fee should be paid within six months before the expiry of the registration. A grace period of six months after the expiry of a trademark applies. The request should be accompanied by the evidence of use of a trademark.

  • Duration of registration procedure

In case the prosecution process goes smoothly, it takes an average of 18 months to obtain a trademark registration in Algeria.

  • Use requirement

If a trademark in Algeria has not been used uninterruptedly for a period exceeding three years from the filing date, it may be subject to cancellation initiated by a third party before the court. An extension of two years may be granted if the owner/owners of the trademark furnish a proof that serious circumstances prevented them from utilising the trademark.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

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

  •  Note

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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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