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Participating Offices


Title:Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property
Depositing Office:
  • National patent applications
  • PCT international applications
Depositing Office since:December 1, 2016
Accessing Office:
  • National patent applications
Accessing Office since:December 1, 2016


Date: October 24, 2016

The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property notified in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 12 of the Framework Provisions that it would commence operation as both a depositing Office and an accessing Office with effect from 01 December 2016.

Following consultation with the International Bureau in October 2016, the scope of the Office’s participating digital library which it makes available as a depositing Office is as follows:

  • All national and international patent applications filed at the Office on and after 01.12.2016 which the applicant specifically requests be made available to the service

As an accessing Office, the Office will recognize priority documents available to it through the service for the purposes of any application for which the time for furnishing the priority document has not expired by 01.12.2016.

Technical arrangements

  • All documents and information will be exchanged black and white and in PDF format over PCT-EDI as priority documents;
  • As an Accessing Office, the Office will accept color documents in PDF format.

Formats of application numbers

  • Moroccan national applications hosted in the library will have country code MA and application number format NNNNN.
  • International applications filed with RO/MA will have filing country code MA and application number format PCT/MAYYYY/NNNNNN.