the Iranian Trademarks & Patent Registration Law Dated 1310
(1931) a trademark is defined as any type or form of marking
composed of drawing, picture, number, letter, wording, seal,
phrase, special wrapping, etc. which is chosen to distinguish
or specify a particular industrial or agricultural product.
trademark may be chosen to distinguish or specify the products
of a group of farmers or industrialists, traders, or products
of a city or a town, or a region of a country. However, the
right to have a trademark is optional, unless the Government
declares it compulsory.
Industrial Property Office, that is within the organizational
chart of the State Organization for Registration of Deeds and
Properties, which itself functions under the Judiciary Power,
performs the tasks of trademark registrations under the above
mentioned Act and the Regulations thereto that was last revised
in 1958 as well as the provisions of the Paris Convention for
Protection of Industrial Property to which Iran has been a member
trademark application may be filed through an attorney for which
purpose the following documents are required:
of attorney, duly executed by the applicant, notarized
and legalized by the Iranian Consulate;
Copy of home/foreign certificate of registration, if any,
certified by the office issuing it. (No legalization is required);
Particulars of the trademark and that of the applicant;
List of designated goods and classes according to the 8th
edition of the Nice International Classification of Goods
trademark application, once filed is examined by the IP Office
and, if it meets the conditions set forth in the said Act, it
is published in the Official Gazette. A 30-day opposition
period runs from the publication date of the application, if
no opposition is filed, the trademark is registered, the notice
of registration is published the said Gazette, immediately after
which the certificate of registration is issued.
if the Registrar finds that the application is not registrable
for any of the following reasons, the application shall be rejected
and a notice to that effect shall be officially served upon
the applicant who may refer to the Civil Court of Tehran to
file an appeal against the said decision.
following marks are not registrable:
National flags of Iran or any other flag which the Government
has banned its use as a trademark, The Red Crescent, signs
and medals of the Government of Iran.
Words and expressions referring to authorities of Iran.
Signs and marks of official institutions, centers and foundations
such as the Red Cross Society, The Red Crescent and the like.
Marks contrary to public order or morality.
Generic terms or Geographical names likely to mislead the
consumers as to the origin and quality of the goods.
Marks that are identical or similar to a mark previously applied
for or registered in Iran by other entities.
Note 2: In respect of a trade mark referred to in Article 9
of the Law similarity may be considered with due regard to the
get-up, pronunciation and spelling or any other characteristic
likely to mislead the ordinary consumer.
duration of a given trademark registration is 10 years from
the filing date of the application and may be renewed for consecutive
such periods. A grace period of six months is granted for late
filing of renewal applications for
which no additional fees are collected by the Industrial property
the said law, changes in the ownership
such as change of name/address, assignment, mergers, etc. as
well as any type of alterations of the particulars of the registration
such as limitation/addition of goods/classes, must be officially
recorded in Iran.