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Trade Mark Services & Trade Mark Lawyers
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Algeria is a party to the Madrid System for International Registration of trade marks and the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property.
Algeria is a party to the Madrid System for International Registration of trade marks and the Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property. It is possible to claim priority under the Paris Convention.
Algeria follows a multi-class filing system and recognises both goods and services classes in terms of the 10th edition of the Nice Classification.
The total time from filing to registration is approximately 48 months. Trade mark applications are examined for compliance with formal and substantive requirements and are published in the official gazette after acceptance. There is no provision for opposition proceedings.
Algeria is a first to file jurisdiction and there is no statutory provision for the protection of common law trade mark rights. Well-known trade marks in terms of the Paris Convention are, however, recognised and enforceable in Algeria.
Trade mark registrations are valid for 10 years from the date of filing and may be renewed indefinitely for 10-year periods thereafter.
A registered trade mark may be cancelled on action by an interested party if it has not been used for a continuous period of 3 years after the date of registration.
Customs recordals are possible.