Trademarks: Algeria

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and Madrid Agreement.

Classification : Nice Classification (Classes 1-45) – Multi Class Filing.
What is Registrable : Trademarks & Service Marks.
Priority Under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Yes - Trademark applications are examined as to their registrability against prior registrations.

Publication : Yes - after registration.
Opposition : There are NO provisions for oppositions.
Time Frame until Registration : 4 months.
Registration Term : 10 Years.
Renewal Term : 10 Years.
Grace Period for Renewals : Six months with payment of fine.

Use Requirement : Use is required for maintaining the registration in force during the first year of protection.

Cancellation : Cancellation action relies on establishing sufficient grounds that the trademark in question has not actually been used seriously for a period of three years after filing, or if use stops for over three years.

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? NO
Can pending applications be Assigned? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? No
Can pending application be Licensed ? Yes

 

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney (per application) in French.
  2. Fifteen prints of the mark.
  3. The list of goods to be covered by the application.
  4. Number and date of home registration (if any).
  5. Name, address, nationality, and profession or nature of business of the Applicant.
  6. A Certified copy of the priority document (if claimed) can be submitted later.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney for each application.
  2. Fifteen prints of mark.
  3. Number and date of the registered trademark/service mark.
  4. 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. Name, address, nationality and profession or nature of business of the assignee.
  4. Number and date of registered trademark/service mark.

License Recordal Requirements

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

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. A simply signed power of attorney.
  2. A legalized certificate of the change of name or address.
  3. Number and date of registered trademark/service mark.

 

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