Trademarks: Iran

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention and Madrid Agreement

Classification : Nice Classification (8th Edition); Multi-Class filings.

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Collective Marks & Three-Dimensional Mark.

What is Not Registrable : According to Islamic Law, all goods in Class 33 are NOT registrable. Also, Beer, Ale & Porter in Class 32 are NOT registrable.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes

Examination : Yes
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette
Opposition : Yes – within 30 days as of publication date

Time Frame for Registration : 12-18 Months.

Registration Term : 10 Years – as of filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Grace Period for Renewals : 6 Months

Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Yes – the registration in vulnerable for cancellation if the mark is not used within 3 years after registration.

Marking Requirements : None

Assignments - Must Assignments be recorded ? Yes

Licenses - Must Licenses be recorded ? Yes

Important Notes : All Pharmaceutical, Medicinal, Veterinary Preparations and packaged Foodstuff MUST have a registered trademark.

Filing Requirements

Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  2. Details of the Applicant, Mark & List of Goods.
  3. Certified copy of Priority document (if claimed).
  4. Company's Registration number in the home country.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  2. Details of the Mark.
  3. Company's Registration number in the home country.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney from the Assignee legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  2. Assignment Deed legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  3. The original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.
  4. Company's Registration number in the home country.

Change of Name/Address Requirements

  1. Power of Attorney legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  2. Certified copy of a certificate showing the changes legalized up to the Iranian Consulate.
  3. The original Registration Certificate for endorsement purposes.
  4. Company's Registration number in the home country.

 

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