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Intellectual Property

Algeria
Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Algeria Patents

Types of Patents:

  • Patents of Invention
  • Patents of Addition
  • National Phase PCT Application

Filing Requirements:

Non-PCT applications:

  • Simply signed Power of Attorney (must be filed within 2 months of the filing date)
  • Specification, claims, drawings and abstract in English (required upon filing)
  • French translation of the specification, claims, drawings and abstract (required upon filing)
  • Arabic translation of the specification, claims, drawings and abstract (must be filed within 2 months of the filing date)
  • Certified copy of deed of assignment (must be filed within 3 months of the filing date)
  • Certified copy of priority document (if applicable) with verified French translation (must be filed within 3 months of the filing date)

PCT applications:

  • Simply signed Power of Attorney (must be filed within 2 months of the filing date)
  • The title of the invention in French (required upon filing)
  • French or Arabic translation of the specification, claims, drawings and abstract (must be filed within 2 months of the filing date)
  • Published International application (required upon filing)
  • International Search Report and International Preliminary Report on Patentability (can be late filed)

Novelty:

Absolute novelty required.

Patentability:  

Methods of medical diagnosis, treatment or surgery are not patentable.

Examination:

Automatically proceed to substantive examination.

Duration/Renewals:

The patent has a duration of 20 years from date of filing. Annual renewal fees are payable from the first anniversary of the filing date.

International and Regional Systems:

  • Paris Convention
  • PCT

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