Algeria Trademark Search & Registration

Trademark Search in Algeria

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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having a registered trademark in Algeria give me any right?

Registration is mandatory to establish rights to a trademark; this is a "first to file" jurisdiction.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

The trademark national office is accessible online by visiting this link: www.inapi.org

Is there any need to use my trademark before I apply for registration?

Actual use or intent to use is not a requirement for application.

Can a Trademark Application be opposed?

No. Applications for trademark cannot be opposed.

Who can contest my trademark application?

No one can contest a trademark application in Algeria.

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Yes. Registrations are cancellable on the following grounds:

  • Mark is descriptive, misleading, disparaging, deceptive and/or generic
  • Mark is lacking in distinctiveness
  • Mark violated third party proprietary rights
  • Mark is consisting of geographical indication
  • Mark violated moral principles or public policy
  • Mark does not meet Use Requirements under Section VIII.A.
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. The following rights are obtained through trademark registration:

  • Exclusive right to use the trademark
  • Right to issue license to third parties to use the trademark
  • Right to request for a cancellation order against recent conflicting applications
  • Right to take legal action or to file an infringement case against third parties that are using confusingly similar trademark
  • Right to receive damages or compensation for infringement
  • Right to request from customs officers for seizure or confiscation of counterfeit goods
How long is the opposition period?

There is no provision available for opposition.

Is Algeria a member of the Madrid System?

Algeria is a signatory of the Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement international treaties.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. Periodic statements of use are not a requirement.

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