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Trade Mark Information

International and Regional Arrangements:

  • Madrid Agreement:      No
  • Paris Union:                Yes

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Goods and services
  • Collective marks
  • Well-known marks
  • No provision for defensive 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

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

Renewal: Renewable every 10 years

General Information

  • Area: Approximately 163 600 km2
  • Population: 10.6 million
  • Capital: Tunis
  • Currency: Tunisian Dinar
  • GDP:  $ 100.3 billion (2010)
  • Domain name extension: .tn
  • Languages: Arabic (official language), French
  • Exports: Agricultural products; chemicals and phosphates; electrical equipment; mechanical goods; semi-finished goods, textiles and clothing
  • Imports:  Hydrocarbons; food; textiles; machinery and equipment; chemicals

International / Regional Conventions:

  • Berne Convention
  • Hague Agreement on Designs
  • Nice Agreement on Classification of Marks
  • Paris Convention
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • WIPO Convention
  • WTO/TRIPS
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