Northern Iraq is suspended until further notice. We expect the Kurdistan Trademarks Office to resume normal activity in January 2017.
We take this opportunity to specify that Iraq is divided into two trademark jurisdictions; Baghdad and Erbil. In order to be protected for the whole country, a trademark must be filed before the Trademarks Office in Baghdad and the Trademarks Office in Erbil. Please note that both Offices operate separately and that filing a trademark application in one jurisdiction does not grant protection in the other.