Intellectual Property in Tunisia

Overview by
National Organizations
The National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI)
Regional Organizations
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Law n° 2000-84 of 24 August 2000
5, 10, 15 or 50 years on request Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Law of 23 July 2007
20 years, renewable Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Law n° 12 of 9 February 2001
15 years  
Code of intellectual property
70 years after the death of its author for inheritance tax, 50 years after the first publication for registration fees Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Law N °2001-21 of 6 February 2001 on the protection of designs and industrial models
20 years  

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