Patents: Iraq

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Claiming priority : Yes

Examination : Yes in respect of formalities and patentability

Protection Period : 20 years from the date of completion of filing requirements.

Publication : Yes – in the official Gazette

Annuity Payments : Yearly

Compulsory Licensing : If the owner does not satisfy the stipulated working requirements within three years, as from the date of grant, or if working the invention ceases for two consecutive years, then the patent will be subject to compulsory licensing.

Working or nominal working of Patents/Inventions : Yes – its an official requirement.

 

Filing Requirements

Patent Filing Requirements

  1. A power of attorney duly legalized up to the Consulate of Iraq. The power of 
    attorney must be legalized and the legalization stamp must appear on the back of 
    the power sheet itself, otherwise the registrar will reject the power of attorney.
  2. The name, address, occupation and nationality of the applicant. 
  3. Eight copies of a summary of the invention in English with the Arabic translation. 
  4. Eight copies of the specifications and claims in English with the Arabic translation. 
  5. Eight sets of the drawings, if any.

 

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