Protecting your IP

Industrial Property in Morocco is governed by the law No. 17-97 dated December 18, 2004, as amended and completed by the two subsequent laws Nos. 31-05 of February 20, 2006 and the law 23-13 implemented on December 18, 2014.

The IP law was drafted to be in full compliance with the international standards adopted by the Paris Convention and the TRIPS Agreement to which Morocco is member state.

The system applies to creations which cannot be registered as a trademark, patent or DMI.
Any interested party wishing to obtain an exact date of his creation, should submit to the PTO the following documents, after payment of the relevant taxes:

  • A Dating application, as per the prescribed Form.
  • Two copies of the specification of the creation.

The Dating system grants to applicant the possibility to legally prove an earlier right on his creation, in case of a litigation.