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Expiration of the protection period due to non-renewal

An invention is protected for up to a maximum period of twenty (20) years, or twenty-five (25) years in case of pharmaceutical or plant protection products, from the date of grant or of submission, provided that the beneficiary proceed with the renewal.

The beneficiary must file with the Intellectual and Industrial Property Section within three (3) months before and six (6) months after the expiry of the preceding protection period the application for renewal of a patent.

In contrary case, the Intellectual and Industrial Property Section terminates the patent and rpoceeds with the publication in the Official Gazette.

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