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Nov 15, 2018 (Newsletter Issue 19/18)
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Declaration of Maximum Duration of International Registrations of Industrial Designs

On June 14, 2018, the Moroccan Industrial and Commercial Property Office (OMPIC) provided to WIPO a declaration as required under Rule 36(2) of the Common Regulations Under the 1999 Act and the 1960 Act of the Hague Agreement, specifying that the maximum duration of protection provided for by the legislation of Morocco in respect of industrial designs is 25 years.

The declaration states that the duration of protection is provided for in Article 122 of Law No. 17-97 on the Protection of Industrial Property (as amended by Law No. 23-13) that came into effect on December 18, 2014.

For further details concerning the applicability of the new duration of protection to an international registration designating Morocco, please contact OMPIC directly at: