MOROCCO: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Must be filed within 3 months of the filing date.

Artwork
Drawings or photographs are required upon filing.

Description of the design
A description of the products for which the design is to be used is required upon filing. If the description is not in French or Arabic, a translation must be filed within 3 months from the date of filing.

Deed of Assignment
Must be notarised. (no set deadline)

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

Further Information

Deadlines
Priority can be claimed 6 months from the first filing date according to the Paris Convention.

Duration and Renewal
The design has an initial term of 5 years from the date of filing, with possible extensions of two further terms of 5 years each upon payment of the required renewal fees. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees.

Morocco Design Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. design agents in Africa: Our services include design applications, maintenance and protection in Morocco. The patent 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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