ERBIL – This is to notify that the Trademark Office in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan of Iraq) has started today to receive new trademark applications, and that comes after the suspension of operations in December 2016 followed by partial operations commencement earlier this year (i.e. 12 January 2017).

Official Fees
A decision has now been issued regarding the new tariffs to be followed by the Office, which is now approved and will be considered as of today’s date for all new applications.

Changes in Practice
New amendment has been introduced to the application practice where applicants are requested to submit and obligatory advanced search application prior to the application for registration, and based on the search report; the applicant can submit the trademark application.

Needless to remind that the required documents for filing a new trademark application are:

  1. Power of attorney legalised by the Iraqi Consulate;
  2. Copy of the foreign registration certificate or application as filed with Arabic translation, legalised by the Iraqi Consulate, and
  3. Photocopy of the commercial register or the extract with Arabic and English translation.

Should you have any questions, or would like to receive our updated schedule of charges, please contact [email protected].