Trademark

Service mark registrable Validity renewal Priority Examination Re- anteriorities Opposition before registration / term after republication Can one application cover more than one class? Print block requirements The cancellation based on none-use within / Years Time frame for completing registration
Number Size CM Printing block
Algeria Yes 10 / 10 Yes None No Yes 15 9*12 Yes 1 24 Months
Bahrain Yes 10 / 10   Yes Yes Yes / 60 Ddays No 7   No 5 20-24 Months
Djibouti Yes 10 / 10   None No Yes 10   Yes 5 3-4 Years
Egypt Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 2 Months Yes  10   Yes 5 12-24 Months
Gaza * Yes 7 / 14   Yes Yes / 3 Months No 15   No 2 18-24 Months
Iraq Yes 10 / 10 No None Yes /90 Days Yes 10   Yes None 18-24 Months
Jordan Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 3 Months No 0   No 3 8-10 Months
Kuwait Yes 10 / 10   Yes Yes / 30Days No 12 5*5 No 5 12-18 months 
Lebanon Yes 15 / 15 Yes None No Yes 10 10*10 No None 3 Weeks 
Libya Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 3 Months No 15   No 5 4-5 Years
Mauritania Yes 10 / 10   None Yes / 6 Months Yes 10 7*7 No 5 8 Weeks
Morocco Yes 10 / 10 Yes/ 6 months  None Yes/ 60days as of publication date  Yes 15 8*8 Yes 5 years from last use or registration date 4 months
Oman ** Yes 10 / 10 Yes/6 months  Yes Yes / 90 days  No 15     3 From REG. 12-18 Months
Pakistan Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 60 Days + 2 Months with Fee No 15  6*8  Yes 5 3 - 4 Years
Qatar Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 4 Months No 5   Yes 5 24 Months
Russia Yes 10  Yes 9-15 as from filing date  3 months  Yes None     5 years  4-18 months
Saudi Arabia Yes 10 / 10 Hijri Yes Yes Yes / 90 Days No No  No  No 5 years from registration date  12-14 months
Somalia Yes 20 / 20   None No Yes 10   Yes 3 2 - 3 Months
Sudan Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 8 Months No 15   No 5 12-36 Months
Syria Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes No Yes 8 5*5 Yes None 12-18 Months
Tangier Yes 20 / 20 Yes None Yes /60 Days Yes 15 8*8 Yes 5 18 - 24 Months
Tunisia Yes 10 / 10 Yes None Yes / 2 Months Yes 5 10*10 No 5 15-18 Months
UAE Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 30 Days No 18 5*6 No 5 8-12 Months
West Bank Yes 7 / 14   Yes Yes / 3 Months No 15   No 2   8-12 Months
Yemen Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 90 Days  No 1 clear print  4*6 No 5 16 Months
Turkey Yes 10 / 10 Yes 6 Months 3 Months Yes 5 5*5 / 7*7   5 12-14 
India Yes 10 / 10 Yes Yes Yes / 90 Days + 1 Month with Fee Yes (Separate fee for each class) 10     5 2 - 3 Years

Patent

Priority claim Novelty Validity years Extension years Substantive examination Pharmaceutical / Medical product / Patent Annuity Working requirements
Algeria Yes Absolute 20 None None Yes Yes Yes, witin 4 years from filing or 3 years from grant
Bahrain ** No Based on basic regist. 15 5 None Based on basic regist. None None
Egypt Yes Worldwide 20 None Yes Yes, black box Yes Yes, 3 years from grant
Gaza * No Local 16 None None Normal application Yes, Every 4 years Yes, 3 years from grant
GCC Patent Yes Absolute 20 None Yes Yes Yes Yes, 3 years from grant
Iraq Yes Absolute 20 None Yes Yes Yes, After granting Yes, 3 years from grant
Jordan Yes Worldwide 20 None None Yes Yes, After granting Yes, 3 years from grant
Kuwait ** Yes. Based on reciprocity No 20 None None No None Yes, 3 years from grant
Lebanon Yes Absolute 20 None None Yes Yes None
Libya Yes   15 5 None Yes Yes Yes, within 3 years
Mauritania Yes Absolute 10 Two 5 Years periods None Yes Yes, After publica. Yes, 5 years from grant
Morocco Yes 12 months Absolute 20 yes (maximum of 2.5 years additional) if related to phamaceutical products  None Yes, Black box application under US Free Trade Agreement Yes, each 5 years  Yes, within 3 years
Oman **   Yes, 12 moths   Absolute   20   None   Yes   Yes   yes, after filing   None
Pakistan Yes Absolute 20  None Yes Yes Yes  Yes, 5 years from grant
Qatar **  Yes   Absolute   20   None   None   Yes Not yet available    None
Russia 12 months  Yes  20 years  None 2-3 months as from filing date Yes  Yearly basis  None
Saudi Arabia ** Yes Absolute  20 None Yes Yes       Yes  Yes, 3 years from grant 
Somalia No Absolute 15 None None No Yes, After granting Yes,2 years from grant
Sudan Yes Absolute   None None Yes Yes Yes, within 4 years from filing
Syria Yes Absolute 2015 None Yes Yes, Only method Yes Yes, 24 years from grant
Tangier Yes Absolute 20 None None Yes, Black box application Yes Yes, within 3 years
Tunisia Yes Absolute 20 None None Yes Yes Yes, within 3 years from filing
UAE ** Yes Absolute 20 None Yes Yes Yes Yes, within 4 years from filing
West Bank Yes Local 16 None None No Yes, paid evrey 4 years Yes,3 years from grant
Yemen Yes Absolute 20  None Yes No Yes  None

Industrial Designs/Models

Priority claim Novelty Validity years Extension years Substantive examination Annuity Working requirements
Algeria Yes Not created prior to application 10 (1ST + 9) None None None None
Bahrain No None 5 2 5 Years periods None None None
Djibouti              
Egypt Yes None 5 2 5 Years periods None None None
Gaza * No Local 5 15 Years periods None None Valnerable to cancellation on the basis of none use
Iraq Yes None 7 None Yes Yes None
Jordan Yes Worlwide 15 None None None Valnerable to cancellatlion on the basis of none use
Kuwait Yes None 15 None None None None
Lebanon Yes, by reciprocity Distinguishable from prior registration 25 25 None None None
Libya Yes Local 5 2 5 Years periods None None None
Mauritania Yes Local 2 (5 years) 2 5 Years periods None None Within 4 years from filing
Morocco Yes, 6 months Absolute 15, renewable twice each five years  None None Each 5 years with a maximum of 15 years None
Oman   Yes, 6 months   Absolute   15   None   None   Every year   None
Pakistan Yes Not created prior application 10 10+10 Yes None None
Qatar              
Russia Yes Yes  15 years None  Yes  Yes  None 
Saudi Arabia   Yes, 6 months   Absolute, worldwide   10   None   None   Every year   None
Somalia No Absolute None None None None Within 1 years from filing
Sudan Yes Absolute 5 None None Yes None
Syria Yes Local 5 2 5 Years periods Yes None None
Tangier Yes Absolute 15 (5+10) None None None None
Tunisia Yes None 5.10 or 15 Up to max.15 years None None None
UAE Yes Absolute 10 None None Yes Within 4 years from filing or 3 years from grant
West Bank Yes Not published 5 2 5 Years periods None None Valnerable to cancellation on the basis of none use
Yemen Yes Absolute 5 2 5 Years periods None None -

IP Laws

Year State
Algeria
Bahrain
Djibouti
Egypt
Gaza Strip
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tangier
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
Yemen
Domain name registration     Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trademark laws     Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Patent laws     Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Industrial design laws     Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Copyright laws     Yes Yes   Yes   Yes   Yes Yes   Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes     Yes
Plant variety laws                                            Yes      
GCC / Patent                                    
WIPO bodies 1967 184           observer member                                    
WTO bodies 1995 150 Observer governments Yes Yes Yes Observer governments   Yes Observer governments Observer governments Yes Yes Yes   Yes Observer governments   Observer governments   Yes Yes Yes Observer governments
Berne copyright 1886 163                                              
  1891 35                                              
  1883 57                                              
Paris 1971 171 Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Strasbourg Patent Classification 1971 57                                              
Nice Class. good / services 1957 80                         Assembly                      
  1981 46                                              
  1973 23 Yes Yes           Yes             Yes                
  1971 76                                              
Hague Industrial Designs 1925 74           Yes                       Yes     Yes    
  1958 26                         Yes                    
  1970 137 Yes     Yes     Yes Yes         Yes           Yes        
Rome Convention ICPPPPBO 1961 86                     Yes                        
  1974 30     Yes Yes             Yes               Yes Yes Yes    
  1977 25                                         Yes    
Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) 1994 35                                         Yes    
Locarno Agreement (ICIO) 1968 49                                              
Patent Law Treaty 2000 14   Yes                                          
WCT 1996 64   Yes         Yes         Yes   Yes               Yes  
WPPT 1996 62   Yes         Yes         Yes   Yes               Yes  
PCT 1970  144   Yes                 Yes             Yes