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Is Intellectual Property Protected in Tunisia?

In Tunisia, intellectual property is protected by National law as well as by the relevant international treaties.

Industrial designs and models are filed with the National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI), and, depending on the nature of the protection, is effective for a period of:

  • 20 years for invention patents;

  • 10 years renewable for trademarks

  • 5, 10 or 15 for industrial designs.

Mindful of the intellectual property challenges and the importance of protecting scientific discoveries through patents, Tunisia established well-defined legal and financial frameworks in this field.

As part of this policy, Tunisia, a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (November 1975), is signatory to several international agreements and member of most international conventions on the protection of intellectual property :

  • signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Patents;

  • signatory to the agreement of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development pertaining to the protection of trademarks and licenses

  • member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

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FIPA Contact

  • Address :

    Rue Saleheddine el Ammami Centre Urbain Nord 1004,Tunis

  • Tel:

    (+216) 70 241 500

  • Fax:

    (+216) 71 231 400

  • E-mail :

    fipa.tunisia@fipa.tn