Morocco 

Filing Trademark Application: 

  1. A Power of Attorney signed and stamped with the Corporate Seal.
  2. A printing block and sixteen prints of the mark.
  3. The list of goods or services to be covered.
  4. The full particulars of the applicant.

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A power of attorney simply signed and stamped by the Applicant with the Corporate Seal.
  2. Formal drawings.
  3. Specifications and claims in French language.
  4. A Deed of Assignment document simply signed by the inventor(s) if the Applicant and the inventor(s) are not the same.
  5. Priority document if priority is claimed.
  6. A Certificate of Guarantee of the invention is subject of international exhibitions or if it is officially known.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A power of attorney simply signed by the applicant.
  2. The name, address, nationality and occupation of the applicant.
  3. Three representations of the model or design.
  4. The article(s) covered by the design and the material used in producing the design.
  5. A brief description of the design pointing out its novel aspects (one page).
  6. One copy of the specifications and drawings.
  7. A deed of assignment from the inventor to the applicant, if the applicant is not the inventor.
  8. A certificate of guarantee if the model or design is subject of international exhibitions or if it is officially known.
  9. A certified copy of the home registration if priority is to be claimed

Filing Copyright Application:

  1. A power of attorney simply signed.
  2. Six copies of the copyright work.
  3. A copy of the home registration certificate or a registration valid elsewhere.

FAQ

Trademarks

  • Does Morocco use the international classification?
    - Yes.
  • Can a trademark be registered in the name of more than one applicant ?
    - Yes.
  • Can an application be filed without its complete documents?
    - Yes.
  • What is the term of protection of a trademark?
    -10 years.
  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
    - Yes.
  • May priority be claimed?
    - Yes.
  • Is recording a license agreement compulsory?
    - Not compulsory, but recommended
  • Can an assignment be made with or without the goodwill?
    - Yes.

Patents

  • Can convention priority be claimed?
    - Yes.
  • Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
    - Yes, if priority is claimed.
  • Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - Yes.
  • What is the term of protection of a patent?
    - 20 years.
  • Can the specifications or claims be amended?
    - Yes, but before granting.
  • Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
    - Yes.
  • Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
    - Yes.
  • Is working of the invention required?
    - Yes, nominal working.
  • Must assignments be recorded within a certain period?
    - Yes within three months as of the date of signing the agreement.
  • Are plant variety patents accepted in Morocco?
    - Yes.
  • Is it possible to initiate the national phase of a PCT application?
    - Yes.
  • Is it possible to recover a patent whose annuities have not been paid on time?
    - Yes.

Designs

  • Can convention priority be claimed in Morocco?
    - Yes.
  • What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
    - Absolute novelty.
  • Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application?
    - Yes, one application may contain from one to one hundred designs.
  • What is the term of protection of a model or design in Morocco?
    - 25 Years. Period of protection can be extended to another term of 25 years.
     
   

 


 

 

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