Trade Marks

A Moroccan application also covers Tangier. If clients have registrations in both Morocco and Tangier, it is only necessary to maintain one of these. Please see country information for Tangier for full details of the change in law.

International Arrangements:

Paris Union, Madrid Union (Agreement and Protocol), TRIPS.
It is considered that International (Madrid) Trade Mark Registrations are effective in Morocco.

Categories of Trade Marks:

There are provisions for the registration of SERVICE MARKS, COLLECTIVE MARKS and CERTIFICATION MARKS.
There are no provisions for the registration of DEFENSIVE MARKS or SERIES MARKS.

Classification:

The International Classification of goods and services applies.
A single application may cover any number of classes of goods and/or services.

Documents required:

A. New Applications

  • Positive film and fifteen prints, even for word marks in ordinary type.
  • Priority document (if applicable), with verified French translation.

B. Renewals

  • Fifteen prints, even for word marks in ordinary type.

C. Assignments/Mergers

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Deed of Assignment or other instrument of title, notarised, with verified French translation.

D. Change of Name

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.
  • Certificate of Change of Name, with verified French translation.

E. Change of Address

  • Power of Attorney, simply signed.

F. Licences/Registered Users

  • Powers of Attorney, simply signed, from proprietor and licensee.
  • Licence Agreement in duplicate, legalised up to a Consul for Morocco, with verified French translation. 

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