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Legal Texts Relevant to Trademarks

Algeria

Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 25, 2008Law No. 08-12 of 21 Jumada Ethania 1429 corresponding to June 25, 2008 amending and completing the Ordinance No. 03-03 of 19 Joumada El Oula 1424 corresponding to July 19, 2003 on Competition
November 4, 2003Law No. 03-18 of 9 Ramadhan 1424 corresponding to November 4, 2003 approving Ordinance No. 03-06 of 19 Joumada El Oula 1424 corresponding to July 19, 2003 on Trademarks

IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature

Date of TextTitle
June 23, 2004Law No. 04-02 of 5 Jumada El Oula 1425 Corresponding to 23 June 2004 on the Rules for Commercial Practices
September 26, 1975Commercial Code promulgated by Ordinance No. 75-59 of 26 September 1975, as amended and completed
September 26, 1975Civil Code promulgated by Ordinance No. 75-58 of 20 Ramadhan 1395 corresponding to 26 September 1975, as amended and completed
June 8, 1966Penal Code (promulgated by Order No. 66-156 of 18 Safar 1386 corresponding to June 8, 1966) as amended and completed

IP Laws: issued by the Executive

Date of TextTitle
July 19, 2003Ordinance No. 03-06 of 19 Joumada El Oula 1424 corresponding to July 19, 2003 on Trademarks
July 16, 1976Ordinance No. 76-65 of July 16, 1976 on Appellations of Origin

Implementing Rules/Regulations

Date of TextTitle
October 26, 2008Executive Decree No. 08-346 of 26 Shawwal 1429 corresponding to October 26, 2008 amending and completing the Executive Decree No. 05-277 of 26 Jumada Ethania 1426 corresponding to August 2, 2005 addressing the Procedures for Filing and Registration of Trademarks
August 15, 2006Interministerial Order of 20 Rajab 1427 corresponding to August 15, 2006 establishing the Operation of the Territorial Subdivisions of Trade and Inspections of Quality Control and Fraud Control at the Borders
August 2, 2005Executive Decree No. 05-277 of 26 Joumada Ethania 1426 corresponding to August 2, 2005 laying down the Procedures for Filing and Issuance of Trademarks
February 21, 1998Executive Decree No. 98-68 dated 24 Chaoual 1418 corresponding to February 21, 1998 on the Establishment and Statute of the Algerian National Institute of Industrial Property (INAPI)
July 16, 1976Executive Decree No. 76-121 of July 16, 1976 on Procedures for Registration and Publication of Appellations of Origin and the Establishment of the Relevant Fees

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