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Libya Patent Law

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EXAMINATION
As to form
PUBLICATION
Applications are not published prior to 18 months from the filing date or the earliest priority
OPPOSITION PERIOD
60 days from publication date
ANNUITIES
Due annually on the anniversary of the Libyan filing date and payable after grant. Grace period of 6 months for late payment without a surcharge
PROTECTION TERM
15 years from the Libyan filing date

Requirements

Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Deed of assignment from inventors, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register or, Certificate of Good Standing, legalized
• Simple copy of the priority document
• Copy of International Publication (with ISR if published)
• Copy of the specifications in both English and Arabic
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of change of name/address, legalized
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Extract from the commercial register of assignee, legalized
• Deed of assignment, legalized
What you need to know
• Separate POAs are required from assignee and assignor
Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• Certificate of merger, legalized
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Filing Requirements
• POA, legalized
• License agreement, legalized
• Extract from licensee commercial register, legalized
What you need to know
• Separate POAs are required from licensee and licensor
• Documents must be accompanied with a sworn English translation if made in a foreign language, and a sworn Arabic translation
• Recordal cannot be filed except by the filing agent on PTO records