ALGERIADesign Applications

Paris Convention ✓
Locarno Classification ✓
Hague Agreement  ✘

Filing Requirements

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

Drawings, photographs or 2 specimens of the design is required upon filing.

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

Priority Documents
(if applicable) together with a verified French translation, must be filed within 2 months of the filing date.

Further Information


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

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. There is a 6-month grace period to pay the renewal fees.

Algeria Design Agents

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