Sudan

Sudan

Trademarks

Trademarks

The Trademarks Act of 1969 is applicable law to Trademarks in Sudan. Sudan is a member of Madrid Agreement since May 16, 1984. Sudan is also a member of the Madrid Protocol since February 16, 2010. Sudan follows the International Nice Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks with some exceptions for prohibited goods.

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Patents

Patents

Sudan Patent Law No. 58 of 1971 is applicable law to Patents. Sudan is member the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) since April 16, 1984. A copy of the application must be filed within 30 months of the priority in the international applications. Sudan allows process and product patents.

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Designs

Designs

Sudan Design law No 18 of 1974 is applicable law to industrial design in Sudan. Protection period of design is for 5 years from the date of the application, renewable for further 05 years. Registered Design can be renewed for two consecutive time. There is no substantive examination for Industrial Designs. Designs which are against public order and morality are not registrable in Sudan.

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Copyrights

Copyrights

The Copyright and Neighboring Rights Protection Act 1996 is applicable law in Sudan for Copyrights. Sudan is a member of Berne Convention and as such protection of Copyrights does not need any formality of registration, however as a proof of ownership, Sudan has procedure for registration of Copyright through a formal procedure. All forms of literary and artistic works are protected under Copyrights.

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