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IQ - Iraq
Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)

Useful information

The PCT Applicant’s Guide is updated almost every week with information received by the International Bureau.
In case of question, please contact the Office or the International Bureau (pct.guide@wipo.int).
List of abbreviations used in this document:
Office: Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
List of currencies used in this document:
IQD (Iraqi dinar), USD (US dollar)
Countries and Offices information:
The list of acronyms used for Offices is no longer shown as it has been integrated in the mouseover functionality for each ST.3 code shown in this document.
Refer to List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines formerly Annex K, List of country names and two-letter codes. It includes a list of short names and two-letter codes accepted for use in indicating States, other entities and intergovernmental organizations and their Offices in documents relating to international applications under the PCT. The list is as set out in WIPO Standard ST.3.
Also refer to PCT Contracting States formerly Annex A.
Office profile
For more technical information about the Office, refer to ePCT Office profile.
PCT Reservations, Declarations, Notifications and Incompatibilities
The Office does not have any reservations, declarations, notifications or incompatibilities.
Refer to the full list.
Office Closed dates
Additional closed dates can be consulted on the Office Closed dates page

International Phase

Annex B - Information on Contracting States or Intergovernmental Organization

Contracting State:
Iraq
Two-letter code:
IQ
Iraq - Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
Name of Office:
Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
Location:
University of Baghdad St.
Al-Jaderiya
Baghdad
Iraq
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 13032
Al-Jaderiya
Baghdad
Iraq
Telephone:
(964-1) 778 51 80
E-mail:
iqpo@cosqc.gov.iq
Facsimile:
None
Does the Office accept the filing of documents by facsimile or the like means (PCT Rule 92.4)?
No
Does the Office send notifications via e-mail in respect of international applications?
No
Would the Office accept evidence of mailing a document, in case of loss or delay, where a delivery service other than the postal authorities is used (PCT Rule 82.1)?
No
Competent receiving Office(s) for international applications filed by nationals or residents of this State:
IB
International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) - International Bureau of WIPO
IQ
Iraq - Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
Competent designated (or elected) Office(s) for this State:
Refer to corresponding National Phase.
IQ
Iraq - Iraqi Patent Office (IQPO)
Types of protection available via the PCT:
Patents
Patents of addition
Availability under the national law for an international-type search (PCT Article 15):
None
Provisional protection after international publication:
None
Information of interest if this Contracting State is designated (or elected)
Time when the name and address of the inventor must be given:
May be in the request or may be furnished later. If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation
Are there special provisions concerning the deposit of microorganisms and other biological material?
No

Annex C - Receiving Office

Competent receiving Office for nationals and residents of:
Iraq
Language in which international applications may be filed:
Depending on the applicant’s choice of competent International Searching Authority, a translation into a corresponding language (refer to Annex D) may have to be furnished by the applicant (PCT Rule 12.3).
Arabic
English
Language in which the request may be filed:
Arabic
English
Number of copies required by the receiving Office if application filed on paper:
3
Does the receiving Office accept the filing of international applications in electronic form?
Yes, the Office accepts electronic filing via ePCT-Filing
Where the international application is filed in electronic form in accordance with and to the extent provided for in Part 7 and Annex F of the Administrative Instructions, the total amount of the international filing fee is reduced (refer to “Fees payable to the receiving Office”).
Where the international application contains a sequence listing as a separate part of the description, this must be furnished in accordance with Annex C of the Administrative Instructions, that is, in compliance with WIPO Standard ST.26 XML format; no fees are due for sequence listings filed in this format.
For the relevant notification by the Office, refer to Official Notices (PCT Gazette) dated 22 September 2022, pages 259 et seq.
Does the receiving Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “due care” and the “unintentional” criteria to such requests
Competent International Searching Authority:
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
CA
Canada - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
EG
Egypt - Egyptian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Competent International Preliminary Examining Authority:
AU
Australia - Australian Patent Office
CA
Canada - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
1
EG
Egypt - Egyptian Patent Office
EP
European Patent Organisation - European Patent Office (EPO)
1
TR
Türkiye - Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (Turkpatent)
Fees payable to the receiving Office:
Transmittal fee:
77,075 IQD
or 55 USD
International filing fee:
1,435 USD
This fee is reduced by 90% if certain conditions apply (refer to Annex C(IB)).
Fee per sheet in excess of 30:
16 USD
Reductions (under Schedule of Fees, item 4):
Electronic filing (the request in character coded format):
216 USD
Electronic filing (the request, description, claims and abstract in character coded format):
324 USD
Search fee:
Refer to
Annex D(AU)
Annex D(CA)
Annex D(EG)
Annex D(EP)
Annex D(TR)
Fee for priority document (PCT Rule 17.1(b)):
27,500 IQD
or 21 USD
per page or sheet, plus 100 IQD
per page or sheet, or plus 0.08 USD
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 26bis.3(d)):
None
Is an agent required by the receiving Office?
No, if the applicant resides in Iraq
Yes, if he is a non-resident
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered before the Office
Waiver of power of attorney:
Has the Office waived the requirement that a separate power of attorney be submitted?
No
Has the Office waived the requirement that a copy of a general power of attorney be submitted?
No

National Phase

Summary of requirements for entry into the national phase

Time limits applicable for entry into the national phase:
Under PCT Article 22(3): 31 months from the priority date
Under PCT Article 39(1)(b): 31 months from the priority date
Translation of international application required into (one of) the following language(s):
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Arabic
Required contents of the translation for entry into the national phase:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Under PCT Article 22: Description, claims (if amended, both as originally filed and as amended, together with any statement under PCT Article 19), any text matter of drawings, abstract
Under PCT Article 39(1): Description, claims, any text matter of drawings, abstract (if any of those parts has been amended, both as originally filed and as amended by the annexes to the international preliminary examination report)
Is a copy of the international application required in particular circumstances?
A copy is required only if the Office has not received a copy of the international application from the International Bureau under PCT Article 20. This may be the case where the applicant expressly requests an earlier start of the national phase under PCT Article 23(2) or 40(2).
National fees:
Must be furnished or paid within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1).
Filing fee:
77,075 IQD
or 55 USD
Exemptions, reductions or refunds of fees:
None
Special requirements of the Office (PCT Rule 51bis):
Name and address of the inventor if not indicated in the “Request” part of the international application 2 3
Declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement to apply for and be granted a patent 2 3
Declaration as to the applicant’s entitlement to claim priority of the earlier application 2 3
Document evidencing a change of name of the applicant if the change occurred after the international filing date and has not been reflected in a notification from the International Bureau (Form PCT/IB/306) 2
Representation by an agent if the applicant is not resident in Iraq 2
Instrument appointing the agent (authorization or power of attorney) 2
Translation of the international application to be furnished in three copies
Who can act as agent?
Any patent attorney or patent agent registered before the Office
Does the Office accept requests for restoration of the right of priority (PCT Rule 49ter.2)?
Yes, the Office applies both the “unintentional” and the “due care” criteria to such requests

The procedure in the national Phase

Information not yet available

Annexes

Annex IQ.I - Fees
Information not yet available
Forms
Please refer to the Office.
Notes:
1 a b The Office is competent only if the international search is or has been carried out by that Office.
2 a b c d e f If not already complied with within the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1), the Office will invite the applicant to comply with the requirement within a time limit of two months from the date of receipt of the invitation.
3 a b c This requirement may be satisfied if the corresponding declaration has been made in accordance with PCT Rule 4.17.
Special edition as of 31 October 2023, prepared for EQE candidates printed on 28 Feb 2024