Intellectual Property
Smit & Van Wyk Patent, Trademark & Registered Designs

Intellectual Property in Algeria

Smit & Van Wyk assists with the protection of Intellectual Property in Algeria, including the filing, prosecution and enforcement of patents, designs, trade marks, copyright and plant breeders’ rights. Our team of Intellectual Property attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to give expert legal advice regarding your Intellectual Property portfolio. We can assist with the protection, prosecution and enforcement thereof. It is our mission to provide unparalleled service to our treasured clients by developing dynamic solutions which are tailored to suit individual Intellectual Property needs. The key to achieving this lies with our vibrant people, who are eager to go beyond the call of duty.

Patent Attorneys, Patent Registration, Patents

Algeria patents have a duration of 20 years from date of filing.  Algeria is a member of the PCT and the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property). 

Types of Patents:

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

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

Algeria trade marks are valid for 10 years from the filing date and are renewable every 10 years thereafter. Algeria is a member of the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property) and the Madrid Protocol (an international system for obtaining trade mark protection for a number of regions through a single application).

Types of Trade Marks:

  • Standard marks
  • Collective marks

The most current edition of the Nice Classification of Goods and Services is followed. Multi-class applications are possible.

Trademark Attorneys, Trademark Registration, Trademarks

Algeria designs have a total duration of 10 years from the date of filing the application. This 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. Algeria is a member of the Paris Convention (International treaty for the protection of Industrial Property).

Types of Designs:

  • Industrial Designs

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