Tunisia

 

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TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

International, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered

Priority If the applicant is from a country that is not a signatory to the Paris Convention, then a reciprocity statement is required from that country's Registry, stating that Tunisian companies are entitled to register trade marks there.
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and then every 10 years after that renewal date
Use provisions Non-use of a mark for a period of 5 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.
PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent

Substantive with or without priority claims

PCT national phase

Validation of granted European patents (with effect from 1 December 2017)

Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration Patents have a term of 20 years from their effective filing date
Annuities Renewal fees are due annually, calculated from the effective filing date.  The first annuity is included with the filing fee
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Convention priority may be claimed
Duration
The duration of the protection of an industrial design provided for in the law is, at the depositor’s choosing, 5, 10 or a maximum of 15 years from the filing date, upon payment of the relevant fee.
Renewal The design proprietor can extend the term of the registration where it has been made only for a period of 5 or 10 years, without exceeding the maximum period of protection of 15 years