The Iraqi Trademark Register has issued a new stipulation to pay the publication fees of accepted trademarks within seven days from the notification of acceptance and failure to comply therewith will result in a penalty for late payment of publication fees of USD 42 per mark.
On a separate note the Iraqi Trademarks Registrar has started to issue official notifications for removal of old trademarks bearing the filing numbers of 51000 to 72000 (which are still pending) with a seven days time limit to re-file new trademark applications for the same trademark or the concerned old applications will be removed from the Trademark Register and considered as never existed.
Trademarks which will be re-filed as of now or within the seven days from notification will remain on trademark records until the newly re-filed trademarks are examined, as the examination process will be connected to the priority filing number of the old trademark.
Angolan PTO issued a notification as per document attached requesting all applicants or their attorneys of pending trademark applications numbered from 5001 to 20757 to present the following documents in order to update the files respective to these trademarks and complete their registration process within a non-extendable deadline ending on 20 December 2018:
– A copy of the official filing receipt or application as filed;
– Power of Attorney translated into Portuguese language and dully legalized up to an Angolan Consulate
of the applicant’s country or in the nearest Consulate.
– Certificate of Incorporation or Commercial Register of applicant company, proving the company’s
commercial activity in its native country translated into Portuguese language and dully legalized up to
an Angolan Consulate of the applicant’s country or in the nearest Consulate..
– Receipt of the granting fees and/or renewal payment;
In light of the above, in case the above numbered trademark files are not updated within the deadline set out above by presenting the requested documents, it will lead to their removal from Trademark Register according to the above official notification.
Trademarks that fall within these numbers 5001 – 20757 and have already been registered or refused are excluded from this updating process.
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