Afghanistan IP Overview

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a landlocked country in south central Asia. It is a member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Afghanistan is a not a member of the Paris Convention, WIPO or any other international treaty for the Protection of Industrial Property; and hence an applicant cannot claim priority based on their home applications/registrations. However, the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks under the Nice Agreement which consists of 45 classes is followed in Afghanistan.

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