BAGHDAD – The Trademark Office in Baghdad has recently introduced a revised set of requirements in support of trademarks applications in class 5, even though there is no Ministerial Resolution issued to support this new line of practice. Applicants are now required to provide the following information when filing applications covering pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations and sanitary preparations for medical purposes. This will apply on all new as well as pending applications that have not been examined yet.
1. Scientific name of the product;
2. Trade name of the producer;
3. Pharmaceutical formula of the product;
4. Name of manufacturing company if not the applicant, and
5. Name of local distributor, if any.
After submission of the above information, the TMO will contact the Ministry of Health in order to obtain their approval before the underlying applications are placed for examination. The application will be rejected on formal grounds if applicant fails to provide all of information.