The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks, patents and industrial designs.
According to OMPIC, this new tariff, as adopted by the Board of Directors of the Office, provides two new grids :
- Grid specific to Small and Medium Enterprises, natural persons, self-employed, artisans, universities etc, available at the rate list 1.
- Tariffs applicable to users and customers other than those of the category mentioned in the list of tariffs 1, available at the rate list 2.
OMPIC notes in its announcement that it will offer up to a 50% reduction in official fees if applications are filed online, as a means to encourage the use of its online services.
For more information on filing trademarks, patents and designs in Morocco and across Africa, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.