TUNISIA: Design Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✘  ARIPO
✘  OAPI

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Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Required upon filing.

Artwork
Drawings or photographs of the design are required upon filing.

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

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 a duration of 5, 10 or 15 years from the date of filing depending on the applicant’s choice. Where the duration was chosen to be for a period of 5 or 10 years, the applicant may apply for an extension as long as the maximum period of 15 years is not exceeded. Renewal fees are payable after 5 years.

Tunisia Design Agents

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