ALGERIA

Patents  •  Designs  •  Trade Marks
Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country on the Mediterranean coast that is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Mediterranean Sea. Algeria supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. Algeria also has one of the largest militaries in Africa.

Trade Marks

Nice Classification ✓
Madrid System ✘
Multi-class Applications ✓
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Registration Timetable:
From Filing to Registration, 12 – 15 months.

Duration and Renewal:
Every 10 years, from the 10th anniversary of filing date.

Algeria is a First to File country
(whomever first FILES a particular trade mark gets the rights)

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Patents

Paris Convention ✓
PCT ✓
Examination ✓
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Registration Timetable:
Complete Patent, 12 – 18 Months.

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

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Designs

Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✓
Hague Agreement  ✘
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Registration Timetable:
Registered Design, 12 – 18 Months.

Duration and Renewal:
The total duration is 10 years from the date of filing the application, which is divided into 2 terms. The initial term is 1 year, which is extendable upon payment of renewal fees for a further 9-year term. The extension must be requested on filing or within the first year. 

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Copyright

Copyright can be registered in Algeria.

Duration:
Life + 50 years (except posthumous work)
50 years from publication.
50 years from creation if unpublished.
(collective work, anonymous or pseudonymous work, audiovisual work, posthumous work)
50 years from creation (photographs or the work of applied art.

Economy

Algeria’s key economic sectors:
Supplies large amounts of natural gas to Europe, and energy exports are the backbone of the economy. The economy is also reliant on petroleum

Algeria is one of world’s largest producers of:
Algeria has the 10th-largest reserves of natural gas in the world and is the 6th-largest gas exporter.

Main Export Partners (2016):
United States, Spain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Canada, Brazil.

Main Import Partners (2016):
France, China, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium.