COUNTRY : PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA
CAPITAL : ALGIERS
LANGUAGES : ARABIC,BERBER
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, MADRID AGREEMENT, BERNE CONVENTION, WIPO
The Intellectual Property Rights Office of Algeria is known as the Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property INAPI.
Filing of Trademarks in Algeria:
1. NATIONAL REGISTRATIONS : Only for the territory of Algeria.
Please refer our Treaties section on International Protection under Madrid System.
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Algeria.
Once the application is filed, a Preliminary (formality) examination regarding compliance of all the requisites is carried out along with a search for prior existing trademarks.
If the trademark application is not in compliance with all the requisites, applicant has to rectify the trademark application within a stipulated time, otherwise application will be deemed abandoned.
Once accepted, the trademark is published post registration in the official IP gazette.
Once the trademark is accepted for registration, the Registrar of trademarks will enter the details of the trademark onto the trademark register and the applicant will be issued with a certificate of registration.
Term of Registration is for 10 yrs.
Post Filing: Failure to use the trademark post registration for 3 yrs. continuously could lead to premature termination of the mark unless proved by way of an affidavit stating justifiable reasons for non-use..
For quotation: firstname.lastname@example.org