Syria

Filing Trademark Application: 

  1. A notarized Power of Attorney, one for each application. ( No need for legalization).

  2. The name, address, nationality, profession and nature of business of the applicant.

  3. The list of goods/services to be covered.

  4. A printing block and ten prints of the mark.

  5. A Boycott Declaration on the Questionnaire form prescribed for use in Syria duly legalized up to a Syrian Consulate abroad (for non-Arab clients only).

  6. A copy of the mark's home or any other foreign Registration Certificate in the same class.

Filing Patent Application:

  1. A notarized Power of Attorney, one for each application (no need for legalization).

  2. A copy of the PCT International Application (Request 101 with its attached declarations as filed).

  3. A copy of the PCT publication.

  4. A copy of the search report.

  5. A copy of the Preliminary Examination Report.

  6. Specifications, claims, and abstract of the invention in quadruplicate in English or French with the Arabic translation. Arabic translation can be made through our office.

AT present, the filing and protection of PCT patent applications in Syria is limited to the applicants who are residents in Syria or who have an enterprise operating in Syria. In other words, if the Applicant Company does not have an operating branch in Syria, it cannot secure PCT patent protection in Syria or file the PCT patent application there, as per what our associate in Syria assured us after checking with the Syrian Patent Office.

Note: Documents mentioned in items 1 and 6 are required for national application and our charges are the same.

Filing Design Application:

  1. A notarized Power of Attorney.

  2. The name, address, nationality and occupation of the applicant.

  3. Six Photographs of each design in all dimensions. (The Registrar may request a physical sample of the design later)

  4. The article(s) covered by the design and the material used in producing the design.

  5. Technical description of each design with the supporting drawing.

  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 certified copy of the priority document for a convention application (if priority to be claimed).

  9. A copy of the design home registration or any other foreign corresponding registration certificate (for each design).

Filing Copyright Application:

  1. A notarized Power of Attorney.

  2. Personal data of the copyright work creator (copy of his ID is required).

  3. The copyright work made on CDs in triplicate (within 5 mm lid boxes).

  4. Undertaking that the copyright is created by the work owner and is not illegally quoted. (Undertaking form will be available at the CPD).

  5. Assignment from the copyright work creator to the applicant, in case the applicant is not the creator.

  6. The copyright work should be published within (3) years from its registration; otherwise the copyright registration will be considered void.

FAQ

Trademarks

  • Are there any goods or services for which the mark cannot be registered?
    - No.

  • Does the specification of goods in any class limit the protection to the specified goods?
    - Protection goes for registered goods or services only.

  • Can an application be filed without its complete documents?
    - It is possible to file the application and later complete the requirements within 6 months .

  • Can one application cover more than one class of goods/services?
    - No.

  • What is the term of protection of a trademark?
    - 10 years from the filing date.

  • May priority be claimed under the Paris Convention?
    - Yes.

  • Can the trademark application be opposed and what is the opposition period?
    - Yes, within 90 days from the publication date.

Patents

  • Can a patent application be filed without its complete documents?
    - Yes.

  • Is it possible to claim a convention priority ?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a patent and from which date is it calculated?
    - 15 Years from filing date, provided that an annuity is paid each year.

  • Can a registration be obtained for pharmaceutical products?
    - No

  • Could annuity payments be made before the granting of the patent?
    - Yes, annuities payments before granting the patent are required to keep the application in force.

  • Does the Patents Office publish the patent applications in the Official Gazette?
    - No, only granted patents are published.

Designs

  • Can convention priority be claimed in your country?
    - Yes.

  • What is the term of protection of a model or design ?
    - The duration of design registration is (5) years and is renewable for two consecutive similar terms.
     

   

 


 

 

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