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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      Yes
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • No provision for defensive marks or series marks

Classification:

The International Classification of Goods and Services (Nice Classification) is applied.

Filing Requirements:

  • Particulars of Applicant (name, address and nationality)
  • Simply signed Power of Attorney incorporating a French translation
  • Representation of the mark
  • List of goods and / or services
  • Certified copy of the priority document with verified French translation

Duration: The trade mark is registered 10 years from the filing date

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 446 500 km2
  • Population: 31.6 million
  • Capital: Rabat
  • Currency: Moroccan Dirham
  • GDP:  $ 153.8 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .ma
  • Languages: Arabic (official language), French, Spanish, Berber
  • Exports: Food and beverages; semi-processed goods; consumer goods; phosphates; crude minerals
  • Imports: Gas and electricity; crude petroleum; textile fabric; telecommunication equipment; wheat; transistors; plastic

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Hague Agreement on Designs
  • Madrid Agreement on Source of Goods
  • Madrid Agreement on Marks
  • Madrid Protocol on Marks
  • Nice Agreement on Classification of Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Trade Mark Law Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty
  • WTO/TRIPS
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