Trademark in Morocco
The 97-17 law issued on February 15, 2000 is the organizing law for the registration and protection of trademarks under which all previous provisions related to the same subject were reproduced and the latter has been subject to amendments under Law 05-31 issued on February 14, 2006.
In order to enable the protection of trademarks and to facilitate the ways of recording them in Morocco, the Kingdom joined the Paris Convention in 1983. It also ratified the International Nice Classification of Goods and Services in 1977, and joined the Hague Convention in 1930, Stockholm convention on 1999 and other treaties and conventions.
- Filing System: Multi-Class Filing System.
- Registrables: trademarks, service marks, collective marks, 3D marks, colour marks, quality marks.
- Time from filing to registration: 8 months.
- Protection (registration) duration: 10 years from filing date.
- Publications: in the Official Gazette after acceptance.
- Use: a registered mark may be subject for a cancellation action by any interested party if it has not been used for 3 consecutive years.
- Renewal duration: 10 years.
- Method of conducting the search: computerized.
- POA, simply signed
- Copy of priority document, if priority is claimed.