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Ten counterfeit hotspots in Morocco that brand owners must be aware of

In the latest edition of our regular series on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to the North African nation of Morocco.

Ten counterfeit hotspots in Morocco that brand owners must be aware of
Morocco’s stable ecosystem is an opportunity for brands, particularly those in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
10 May 2019

Morocco’s stable ecosystem is an opportunity for brands, particularly those in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals

Morocco is set to become an increasingly important jurisdiction, acting as an access point for both European and African businesses to expand abroad. The government’s international outlook means this emerging market could be the new frontier for growing brands.

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8 May 2015

New Industrial Property Law brings important changes

The new Industrial Property Law No 23/13, which amended the existing act, has come into force. Among other things, there will now be substantive examination of trademark applications, and the opposition procedure has been improved in that the term for issuing decisions has been reduced and, in cases where the applicant does not respond to a notice of opposition within a two-month period, the office will go ahead and make a decision.

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25 Jan 2013

Instrument of acceptance of termination of London Act of Hague Agreement is deposited

The Kingdom of Morocco has deposited its instrument of acceptance of the termination of the London Act of the Hague Agreement with WIPO. Morocco still remains a member of the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. Presently, 13 African countries, as well as the regional organisation OAPI, are contracting parties to the Hague Agreement.

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