Trademarks: Tunisia

General Information

Classification : Nice Classification (9th Edition)(Classes 1-45) – Multi Class Filing

What is Registrable : Trademarks, Service Marks, Collective Mark, Colors and Sound Marks.

Priority under Paris Convention : Yes
Examination : Yes
Publication : Yes – in the Official Gazette
Opposition : Yes – within 2 months as of publication date (No extensions are permitted).
Time Frame for Registration : 14 months
Registration Term : 10 Years from filing date
Renewal Term : 10 Years
Use Requirement for filing : None

Cancellation : Yes – Marks are subject to cancellation if not used within 5 years from registration date.

Marking Requirements : None

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 and sealed power of attorney. 
  2. Five prints of the mark. 
  3. The list of the goods and/or the services (classes) covered by the application in French. 
  4. A certified copy of the priority document must be submitted, in case it is claimed.

Renewal of Trademark/Service Mark Requirements

  1. A simply signed and sealed power of attorney. 
  2. The number, date and list of the goods of the trademark registration.

Assignment Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed and sealed power of attorney by the assignee. 
  2. A deed of the assignment executed by the assignor and assignee together with its 
    sworn French or Arabic translation.

License Recordal Requirements

  1. A simply signed and sealed power of attorney by the licensee. 
  2. A license agreement executed and sealed by both parties together with its sworn 
    French or Arabic translation. 

Change of Name Requirements

  1. A simply signed and sealed power of attorney. 
  2. A certificate proving the change of name or an extract from the Commercial 
    Register translated into French or Arabic.

Change of Address Requirements

A simply signed and sealed power of attorney showing the new address.

 

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