Iraq Trademark Registrations 101

Registration of trademarks in Iraq is effective under the provisions of Trademarks and Descriptions Law No. 21 of 1957 and its subsequent amendments. Order No. 80 issued by the Coalition Provisional Authority (“CPA”) on April 26, 2004, amended this trademarks law and renamed it the “Trademark and Geographical Indications Law.” The recent Federal Iraq Law No. 9 of 2010 again slightly altered the title of the law to the “Trademarks and Commercial Data Law” (“Trademark Law”).

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