ALGERIA: Patent Applications

✓  Paris Convention
  PCT
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

Algeria
Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be filed within 2 months of the date of filing.

Specification, claims, drawings and abstract
Required upon filing.
For non-PCT national applications a French translation of the specification and abstract is required and must be filed within 3 months.  For PCT national phase applications an Arabic translation of the specification and abstract is required and must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.  The title of the invention must be in French and is required on the day of filing.

Deed of Assignment
Must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

Priority Document (if applicable)
Together with a verified French translation must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Further Information

Deadlines
31 months from earliest priority date for entering national phase under PCT.

Examination
Formal examination.

Duration
The patent has a duration of 20 years from date of filing or the PCT International filing date, with no possible extensions.

Maintenance fees/Renewal fees
Annual maintenance fees are payable from the first anniversary of the filing date or from the PCT International filing date.
There is a 6-month grace period to pay the maintenance fees.

Algeria Patent Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. patent agents in Africa: Our services include patent filings, maintenance and protection in Algeria. The patent and trade mark attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.

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