International IP Developments
AURELIA J. SGHULTZ
The past quarter brought quite a lot of activity for trademarks in Africa. So, we’ll start there and see where the global IP train takes us as we journey around the world.
ALGERIA TRADEMARK RENEWAL CHANGES
Algeria issued new requirements for trademark renewals. In addition to basic identifying information, such as the trademark’s registration number and the trademark owner’s name, renewal applications must also include proof ofuse.1 Algerian trademark registrations must be renewed every 10 years.2 Algeria is a member of the Madrid Agreement but not the Madrid Protocol.3