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Intellectual property in Algeria

Intellectual Property

National Organisations
Patents, trademarks and copyright are protected in Algeria. For patents, requests for information should be made to the Algerian Institute of Standardization and Industrial Property (INAPI). Concerning trademarks, the request should be made to the National Trade Register Center (CNCR).
Regional Organisations
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Edict n° 03-07 on patents 19 July 2003 (In French)
20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Edict n° 03-06 on trademarks 19 July 2003
10 years Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Industrial Designs.
10 years, renewable for consecutive 10 year periods  
Law no. 03 17 of November 4th 2003 on copyrights and related rights
The lifespan of the author and 50 years after his or her death Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

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