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Frequently Asked Question
Does having a registered trademark in Morocco afford me any right?

Morocco law requires registration of trademark in order for the owner to secure rights.

What is the web address of the trademark national office?

Morocco’s trademark office is available online. Visit the website at: http://www.ompic.org.ma/

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

No. Applicants are not required to actually use the mark or to have intention to use the mark before applying for registration.

What are the grounds for a Trademark Application to be opposed?

Here are the grounds for an application to be opposed: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Breach of copyright
  • Generic marks
  • Issues against morality and public policy
  • Conflict with a personal name
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with a trade name
  • Registration under agent’s name
  • Use of protected flags, state emblems and armorial bearings
  • Functional marks
  • Misleading/disparaging/deceptive marks
  • Not distinctive marks
  • Descriptive marks
  • Use of a geographical indication
  • Conflict with a notorious or famous mark
Who can contest my trademark registration?

Owners and licensees of an earlier right can oppose the application.

Is it possible to cancel a registration?

Registrations can be cancelled on these grounds: 

  • Proprietary rights
  • Descriptive marks
  • Not distinctive marks
  • Misleading, deceptive or disparaging marks
  • Functional marks
  • Breach of copyright
  • Conflict with a well-known mark
  • Use of protected armorial bearings, state emblems and flags
  • Conflict with trade names that might confuse the public mind
  • Conflict with a registered design
  • Conflict with popular personal names
  • Generic marks or commonly used
  • Use of geographical indications
  • Issues against morality or public order
  • Use of name, picture, or reputation of a person of authority
  • Use of name of style of a company
Are there any rights established by having a registered trademark?

Yes. Registration of a trademark helps the owner secure these rights: 

  • Exclusive rights to use the mark
  • Right to challenge applications that are in conflict with the mark
  • Right to demand for the cancellation of registrations that are in conflict with the mark
  • Right to take a legal action against third parties that are infringing the mark
  • Right to demand for damages from third parties that infringed the mark
  • Right to license and authorize third parties to use the mark
  • Right to appeal from customs authorities for the seizure of imported counterfeit goods that bear the mark
How long is the opposition period?

The opposition period will officially start on the date when the application was printed in the Trademark Gazette, and it will end 60 days later.

Is Morocco a member of the Madrid System?

Yes. Morocco is a party to international treaties: Madrid Protocol and Madrid Agreement.

Do I need to present periodic statement of use?

No. Period statement of use or any other similar filing that sets forth the use of the mark is not necessary.

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