Trademark registration in IRAN
Iran is a member of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks.
Iran has been recognised as one of the major potential markets in the Middle East. With the lifting of the UN Sanctions against Iran, many businesses are looking to expand their operations and enter into the lucrative market. With around 80 million in total population, Iran is considered one of the largest markets in the region for many international and local traders and entities
Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Iran, as well as other trademark fees.
Multiple class trademark applications are possible in Iran.
Minimum of filing documents in Iran
To obtain a filing date, it is necessary to provide the Iranian Trademark Office with trademark application together with a reproduction of the trademark and a list of goods or services for which registration is requested under the applicable class(es) of the International Classification as well as to pay prescribed application fees.
Requirements to the Power of Attorney
The Power of Attorney should be submitted within two months from the filing date. It should be legalised up to the Iranian Consulate.
A certified copy of the priority document should be submitted within two months from the filing date. It shouldn’t be legalised or notarized. The translation of the priority document into Persian is required.
The opposition against Iranian trademark registration is 30 days from the publication of the registration.
Grant, validity term and trademark renewal
The official grant fee should be paid within 60 days from receiving the notice of allowance. The trademark in Iran is valid for ten years from the application date. This period may be renewed for consecutive periods of ten years within one year before expiry of validity term. After the expiration of a trademark registration term, a trademark holder may be granted a six-month extension term for the renewal by payment of a surcharge.
The non-use grace period in Iran is three years from registration. After its expiry, any interested party may initiate the cancellation action based on non-use to the Board of Appeal of Iran.
Representation by a trademark attorney
For the foreigners, it is necessary to perform a trademark prosecution in Iran through an agent, registered Iran trademark attorney.