Patents: Algeria

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention & PCT.

Novelty Requirements : Yes – only locally

Claiming priority : Yes – based on Paris Convention

Examination : Patents are examined as to unity and form only. There is no examination as to the novelty of the invention.

Protection Period : 20 Years from filing date

Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette

Annuity Payments : Annually starting from filing date

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 months with fines.

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – due to lack of use for 3 years

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney for each application. 
  2. The name, address, nationality, and profession or nature of business of the applicant and the inventor.
  3. A simply signed deed of assignment if the applicant is not the inventor. 
  4. A summary of the invention in French and Arabic (about 100 words). 
  5. Three copies of the specification and claims in French and Arabic. 
  6. Three sets of the formal drawings, if any.
  7. A certified copy of the priority document for a convention application.

Patent Annuities

  1. A simply signed power of attorney for each application. 
  2. The number and date of filing of the patent / design. 
  3. The name, address, and nationality of the applicant. 

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney by the assignee. 
  2. A duly legalized deed of assignment signed by the assignor and the assignee. 
  3. The name, address, nationality, and profession or nature of business of the assignee.
  4. The number and date of registered patent. 

License Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney by the licensee. 
  2. A legalized license agreement executed by both parties. 
  3. The name, address, nationality, and profession or nature of business of the licensee.

 

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