Afghanistan

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification

International, Nice 9th Edition.  

Single-class system.

Goods and services can be registered.  No trademark protection is available for alcoholic beverages

Priority Convention priority can be claimed
Renewal 10 years from the filing date and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a consecutive period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties

PATENT INFORMATION  
  There is currently no patent law in force in Afghanistan, although the country joined the Paris Convention in May 2017 and it is hoped that the patent law will come into force within the next few months.  The only means presently available for obtaining any kind of "protection" for an invention is by publishing a Cautionary Notice in the local newspaper
DESIGN INFORMATION  
  There is currently no design law in force in Afghanistan, although the country joined the Paris Convention in May 2017 and it is hoped that a design law will come into force within the next few months.  The only means presently available for obtaining any kind of "protection" for a design is by publishing a Cautionary Notice in the local newspaper