Requirements

Filing Requirements
Patent Applications

1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.

2. Three copies of the specification in English, French or Arabic.

3. Three sets of the formal drawings.

4. A certified copy of the basic application is required when filing a convention application. The priority document should be submitted within 90 days as of the date of application.

Note: If the assignee applies, it is preferable to file the deed of assignment of priority right signed by the holder of the basic application.

Regarding PCT applications, the international preliminary report as well as the publication sheet showing Tunisia among the designated states must be submitted.

According to the Tunisian Patent Office procedures, specification and claims of a patent application may be filed in English, French or Arabic.

Assignment Applications

1. A simply signed Power of Attorney by the assignee.

2. A deed of assignment executed by the assignor and assignee, together with its French or Arabic translation.


License Applications

1. A simply signed Power of Attorney by the licensee.

2. A license agreement executed and sealed by both parties together with its French or Arabic translation.


Recordal of Change of Name

1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.

2. A certificate proving the change of name or an extract from the Commercial Register translated into French or Arabic.


Recordal of Change of Address

A simply signed Power of Attorney showing the new address.


Merger Applications

 
1. A simply signed Power of Attorney.

2. A certificate of merger by the Tunisian Consulate together with its French or Arabic translation.

Note: The Tunisian authorities accept patent applications and documents in French, English or Arabic.



 

Address:

Appt. B. 3.2, 7 Rue Chott Errommen, Montplaisir, Tunis 1002

P.O. Box: 1, 1073 Montplaisir, Tunis, Tunisia
Telephone: + 216 71 90 3141/ + 216 71 90 1078/ + 216 71 90 4621/ + 216 71 90 8499
Fax: + 216 71 90 9426
Email: tunisia@agip.com
Contact: Fathi Abu-Nimeh (Mr)

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