FAQ

D1: Are designs registrable in Morocco?
Yes.

D2: Should the design application be filed under the form of drawings and/or photographs? What are the size thereof and the number of views?
The design or model should be filed under the form of drawings; no specific size requested; as many views as possible.

D3: What are the novelty requirements for a design application to be valid?
Absolute novelty.

D4: Can convention priority be claimed in Morocco? (Paris Convention)
Yes.

D5: Does Morocco use the international classification?
Yes.

D6: Are there any goods or services for which the design cannot be registered?
Yes, those against public order.

D7: Is the assignment of the creator compulsory for a design application?
Yes.

D8: Is there any deadline to apply for the publication of a secret filing of a model/design?
Five years.

D9: Are there any special advantages of filing a model or a design in a secret form?
This depends on the design.

D10: Is it possible to file more than one design/model in the same application?
Yes, one application may contain from one to one hundred design/model.

D11: What is the term of protection of a model or design in Morocco?
25 Years. Period of protection can be extended to another term of 25 years.

D12: Is use required to maintain a registration of a model or design in Morocco?
No.

D13: Are designs/models protected by copyright law as well?
Yes.

D14: Are there provisions in the law to oppose a model/design registration?
Yes.

D15: Is it possible to apply for cancellation of a model/design filed in a secret form?
Yes.

D 16: Is co-ownership of models or designs possible?
Yes.

D 17:Does a device mark protect against a same design or model?
It depends on the priority of creation of the design or model.

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ESPACE PORTE D'ANFA, Porte C, Rue Bab Mansour 3ème étage, Appt N 11, Casablanca, 20050

P.O. Box: 20050 Casa El Hank, Kingdom of Morocco
Telephone: (00 212-5-22) 36 61 19/21/26
Fax: (00 212-5-22) 36 61 33
Email: morocco@agip.com
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