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 member of the Paris Convention, WIPO, and Afghanistan has joined Madrid Protocol for Protection of trademarks; And an Applicant can claim priority within 6 month of Domestic Registration. Afghanistan patent trademark office is classifying goods/services according to the Nice Classifications.
Afghanistan has enforced an act for the Protection of copyright.
The Governmental agency for trademark Registration in  Afghanistan is ACBR-IP, Which register trademarks and patent. And support the intellectual Property rights.
Afghanistan is not following the system of Multiple classes Applications for trademark registration.
There is No Grace Period for trademark Renewal in Afghanistan, An Owner must apply for renewal within six months prior to the expiry otherwise the Ownership of trademark is lost.

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