Law

Federal Trade Mark Law No.37 of 1992, which has come into force on January 12, 1993.
* Trademark Law No. 8 0f 2002 amended Federal Trade Mark Law No. 37 of 1992.

Classification

International Classification. However, marks for goods in class No.33 relating to alcoholic beverage cannot be registered.

Examination

Examination as to registrability and existence of prior rights. A one-month period is allowed for opposition against published trademarks.

Duration

A trademark registration is valid for 10 years as from the date of filing the application renewable for similar periods. A grace period of 3 months is allowed for late renewal with a fine.
Use: Union-use for 5 A registration can be assigned but with goodwill and business concerned.
Use: Use is not a precondition for registration or maintaining registration. However, non-use for 5 years following registration makes the registration vulnerable to cancellation.

Assignment

Assignment of a registered trademark is possible with or without the goodwill of business. In order that an assignment is effective vis-à-vis third parties it must be recorded in the register.